National Geographic Almanac 2020: Trending Topics - Big Ideas in Science - Photos, Maps, Facts & More
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National Geographic Almanac 2020: Trending Topics – Big Ideas in Science – Photos, Maps, Facts & More


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The latest dynamic annual for the 21st century, featuring high-energy pages packed with facts, photos, infographics, time lines, and maps that capture today’s world. Perfect for ages 12 to 112.

An almanac like no other, this book offers everything you need to know about the world in 2020–from science and nature to history, world cultures, and the environment. Filled with exquisite National Geographic photography, informative infographics, illustrated time lines, and authoritative maps, this striking new edition will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with practical tips for improving your own sustainability habits.

The book begins with trending topics in science, technology, and culture, then moves into fascinating chapters on travel, exploration, earth and space, biology, culture, and history. Recurring features include inspiring quotes, revealing facts, photos from National Geographic’s Instagram, and a Quizmaster trivia feature. With new discoveries on every page, this cutting-edge book brings you the world, no matter what your age.


From the Publisher

Treding Topics, Almanac, Reference, ScienceTreding Topics, Almanac, Reference, Science

For Ages 12 to 112!

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The Journey Starts Here

What are the most exciting things happening in science and discovery today? As we put this almanac together, we asked ourselves that question—and here are our answers: the perfect place to begin!

—CARA SANTA MARIA, Our Favorite Nerd

The Latest Dynamic Annual for the 21st Century

Trending Topics – Big Ideas in Science – Photos, Maps, Facts & More

An almanac like no other, this book offers everything you need to know about the world in 2020–from science and nature to history, world cultures, and the environment. Filled with exquisite National Geographic photography, informative infographics, illustrated time lines, and authoritative maps, this striking new edition will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with practical tips for improving your own sustainability habits.

National Geographic Photos of Adventure

Free Solo, Rock Climbing

Free Solo, Rock Climbing

Ice Skate

Ice Skate

Light

Light

Climb, Emerald

Climb, Emerald

Photographer Jimmy Chin

After his free-solo ascent of Yosemite’s El Capitan, Alex Honnold examines the state of his hands.

Photographer Pete McBride

A hockey player skates across fresh black ice in the stark cold of an early morning.

Photographer Stephen Alvarez

An adventurer makes the 600-foot drop into one of the world’s largest caves, Majlis al Jinn in Oman.

Photographer Renan Ozturk

Ice climber Anna Pfaff makes her way up the side of Iceland’s Vatnajökull glacier, the largest in Europe.

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Reading the Clouds

Looking Up

Though we’ve always had clouds above, we are still coming up with new ways to categorize and name them. Changes in technology, especially the sharing of photos, is also leading to new identifications.

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Reading the Clouds

Looking Up

Though we’ve always had clouds above, we are still coming up with new ways to categorize and name them. Changes in technology, especially the sharing of photos, is also leading to new identifications.

CloudsClouds

Reading the Clouds

Looking Up

Though we’ve always had clouds above, we are still coming up with new ways to categorize and name them. Changes in technology, especially the sharing of photos, is also leading to new identifications.

CloudsClouds

Reading the Clouds

Looking Up

Though we’ve always had clouds above, we are still coming up with new ways to categorize and name them. Changes in technology, especially the sharing of photos, is also leading to new identifications.

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FAIR-WEATHER CUMULUS: Small, puffy, white

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ORTHOGRAPHIC: Precipitation near mountains

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ALTOSTRATUS: Thin, gray, highest sheet-type

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LENTICULAR: Lens-shaped, over mountains

QUIZ MASTER!

Internet Usage, Map

Internet Usage, Map

Titanic, Shipwreck, Ocean

Titanic, Shipwreck, Ocean

Monarch, Butterfly

Monarch, Butterfly

Trending Topics

Q: ON WHICH ISLANDS DO MORE THAN 99% OF RESIDENTS USE THE INTERNET, HIGHEST PERCENTAGE IN THE WORLD?

A: FALKLAND ISLANDS

Exploration & Adventure

Q: IN WHAT YEAR DID BOB BALLARD DISCOVER THE WRECK OF THE TITANIC?

A: 1985

Life on Earth

Q: WHICH SPECIES OF BUTTERFLY IS THE OFFICIAL STATE INSECT OF SEVEN U.S. STATES?

A: MONARCH

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