New NG Book By Dan Buettner- THE BLUE ZONES SOLUTION: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People

“A well-organized game plan for a long and well-lived life … The results, as reported here, are both impressive and persuasive … This is a thoughtfully presented and well-written guide from which anyone — no matter where he or she is in the journey to better health — can benefit.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review  “An ideal way to learn how to live longer and better is to study people who are doing just that. Dan distills the deepest insights from the Blue Zones to light our path.”—Dr. Read more [...]

New NG Book- WHERE VALOR RESTS: Arlington National Cemetery

WASHINGTON (March 19, 2015)—National Geographic and the Army Historical Foundation celebrate the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery with an anniversary edition of the New York Times best-selling book, WHERE VALOR RESTS: Arlington National Cemetery (National Geographic Books; ISBN 978-1-4262-1481-3; on sale April 7, 2015; $ 40). This gorgeously illustrated book guides readers through the stories of Arlington National Cemetery’s surprising origins; the people who tend the graves Read more [...]

New NG Book- BAD DAYS IN HISTORY: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year

Praise for Michael Farquhar: Michael Farquhar doesn’t write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does. He writes about history the way Doris Kearns Goodwin’s smart-ass, reprobate kid brother might. I, for one, prefer it.—Gene Weingarten, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post columnist Advance praise for BAD DAYS IN HISTORY: The facts of this passing parade of perfidious knaves, nasty poltroons, incompetent liars and just some unlucky folk who slipped on bygone banana Read more [...]

New NG Book- THE ROSE HOTEL By Rahimeh Andalibian

Advance Praise for THE ROSE HOTEL:  “[A] brave, beautifully written memoir. [Andalibian] skillfully crafts an insightful, passionate immigrant’s story with cross-cultural resonance.” – Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) “A powerful and uplifting memoir of tragedy and healing” – Kirkus Reviews WASHINGTON (March 23, 2015)—In her memoir THE ROSE HOTEL (National Geographic Books; ISBN: 978-1-4262-1479-0; on sale May 12, 2015; 368 pages, $ 26), debut author and clinical psychologist Read more [...]

Here comes the Beige Book …

The Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book is set for release at the top of the hour.  The Beige Book is a collection of anecdotal observations from each of the Federal Reserve's 12 business districts regarding the current economic outlook in their region.  Recent Beige Book releases have seen particular attention paid to commentary in the energy sector, which notably impacts businesses in the Dallas, Kansas City, Minneapolis, and Atlanta Fed regions.  Beige Book's are released eight Read more [...]

Museum Shop: Like the mural? Get the book. Or tattoos. Or postcards

The mural Nervosa III, which James Jean completed a week ago as part of Pow! Wow! Hawaii in our Luce Pavilion is a hit. If you’ve fallen in love with his work, you may want to stop in the Museum Shop for James Jean products. Rebus, $ 45 James Jean Flash Temporary Tattoos $ 14.95 Kindling, a poster book, $ 29.95 Memu: 100 postcards, $ 22.95 XOXO Hugs & Kisses postcard book, $ 9.95 ‘Nervosa III’ by James Jean Honolulu Museum of Art Blog Read more [...]

New NG Book- ABROAD AT HOME: The 600 Best International Travel Experiences in North America

WASHINGTON (Feb. 11, 2015)—Many of us dream of traveling to new and exotic destinations, but we don’t always have the time or resources to do so. In March, the National Geographic Travel Team offers a new book, ABROAD AT HOME: The 600 Best International Travel Experiences in North America (National Geographic Books; ISBN 978-1-4262-1499-8; on sale March 17, 2015; $ 24.95), that takes travelers on a trip around the globe without ever leaving North America. Organized by region, ABROAD AT HOME Read more [...]