Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New Book!

On Friday, July 9th National Geographic Channel will premiere the first of its 10-part series entitled Nat Geo Amazing!  Viewers will get a glimpse of the scariest, the coolest, and, dare I say, the most bizarre things our planet has to offer.  The visuals I saw on the video clip are as beautiful as I have seen on Earth: the Biography or as edgy as on Naked Science.  (We are big National Geographic Channel geeks in our house!) 

To celebrate this series, National Geographic has released a companion book called NatGeo Amazing!  100 People, Places and Things That Will Wow You by Melina Gerosa Bellows, executive vice president of National Geographic Children's Publishing.   The book has some photos and stories from the show, some from past specials, as well as some exclusive to the book itself. 


3-D ICE SLIDING


Forget those special glasses with the red and blue lenses — all German artist Edgar Mueller needs to create a 3-D image is a slab of cement and some chalk. Mueller works with as many as five assistants and for as long as five days to complete his images.

Since we are huge fans of NatGeo, and I thought this book would be cool for men, women, and kids alike, I had to feature it today.  It also didn't hurt that one of my friends is the incredibly talented editor behind Amazing!

From the Publisher:
NatGeo Amazing! is National Geographic as you've never seen it before—a celebration of the world's 100 most fascinating people, places, and things, showcased in a large-format, full-color paperback. NatGeo Amazing! has no trouble grabbing your attention and never letting go. This 192-page collection of the world's most fascinating information is the must-have companion to the new National Geographic Channel series launched in July 2010.

Extras:
National Geographic Home Page
Nat Geo Amazing show site
Episode Guide

About the Book:
Nat Geo Amazing! 100 People, Places and Things That Will Wow You by Melina Gerosa Bellows
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: National Geographic (June 29, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1426206496
ISBN-13: 978-1426206498

About the Author:
Melina Bellows is Executive Vice President and Editor-in-Chief for National Geographic Children's publications, which includes the award-winning, number one children's magazine National Geographic Kids. In addition to authoring five books, she has written for such publications as Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour. She has appeared on such TV shows as The Today Show, CNN, The View, Good Day New York, and Fox and Friends.

2 comments:

Amy said...

Nat Geo Amazing! sounds....well, amazing! lol I really like shows and books that teach me about things and people in our world I would never know of otherwise..legitimate, real people/things that are worth discovering and knowing about. And so often National Geographice is involved. I have marked the TV show down on my calendar already, thank you. And I will definitely search out the book.
Thank you to your friend too..I'm excited about the things I will learn, especially if they are all similar in amazement to Ice Sliding!?!?!

~ Amy

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