National Geographic’s ‘History at a Glance’ is Epic and Awe Inspiring [REVIEW]

Pyramids at Giza

Visit the Pyramids at Giza and other great sites in National Geographic’s History at a Glance. (Photo by foundin_a_attic, Flickr)

Whether I’m watching an old movie, reading a fascinating biography or novel, or planning a trip to a place I’ve never visited before, I always like to delve a little deeper into the history behind an event, person, or place. I don’t always have the time to visit the library and haul out an encyclopedia to look up places like “Giza” (pictured above) and I can’t always rely on what the Internet has to say about a matter. So what’s a guy to do? That’s where National Geographic steps up to help a bro out. Their latest volume, History at a Glance, is the perfect reference book to keep on hand for concise armchair research.  Read more of this post

‘Pleased to Meet Me’ Pulls Back the Curtain On What Makes Us Unique [REVIEW]

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What is it that truly makes you unique? Find out what gives each of us our individuality in Bill Sullivan’s new book, Pleased to Meet Me from National Geographic. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Why do I always fall for the wrong person? Why can’t I tolerate other people’s idiosyncrasies? Why am I such a cynic? Why can’t I even look at a doughnut without gaining weight? The times we all ask “Why?” are seemingly endless. Most of us might think we know the answers to these introspective questions, but in truth, the real answers might surprise you. Now Professor Bill Sullivan sets the record straight in his new book, Pleased to Meet Me, from National Geographic.  Read more of this post

Prepare for the Next Great Space Race with ‘Moon Rush’ [REVIEW]

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We’ve set foot on the moon before, and we will again. Space journalist Leonard David explains the process in his new book, Moon Rush. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

On July 20, 1969, two men stepped foot on the moon for the very first time: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Now, 50 years later, man still has his eyes set on the sky, on our nearest luminary satellite, and a new space race is in the works. But what has changed since that initial landing? Who is behind these renewed ventures? Why are we still so fascinated with the moon and what secrets does it hold? Find out in veteran space journalist Leonard David’s intriguing new book, Moon Rush: The New Space Race. 
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‘National Geographic Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness’ Answers the Questions We Should Ask, but Don’t [REVIEW]

Henry and Heather

Henry is one happy pooch… especially when his mommy takes him for a walk. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

You guys know we are huge animal lovers. We’ve both had so many pets over the years that we can barely keep track of all of them. But as any pet parent knows, there are times when you simply have questions. Should I buy a purebred or adopt from a shelter? How much food should my fluffy friend actually eat? Do animals have allergies too? Now you don’t have to wait to take your family pet to the veterinarian to get answers. National Geographic has a great new book every family with a four-legged friend should own, the Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness by Dr. Gary Weitzman. Read more of this post

National Geographic’s ‘100 Dives of a Lifetime’ Makes Us Appreciate This Rock We Call Home [REVIEW]

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Braving the cold, a diver swims beneath Antarctica’s ice. (Photo by Laurent Ballesta, National Geographic Creative)

I am a child of the sea. From the time I was a little boy and my parents would take me to the beach in Los Angeles, I loved everything about the ocean: the smell of tangy salt air, watching the waves crash against the shore, sailing across its tides, swimming against the current, and exploring all the life that makes its home there. The oceans of the world rejuvenate and fascinate me, which is why I’ll never forget the first time I slipped on my goggles and saw a whole new world fathoms below the surface. Now National Geographic is giving all of us a glimpse into this aquatic wonderland in its breathtaking new book, 100 Dives of a Lifetime: The World’s Ultimate Underwater Destinations.  Read more of this post