National Geographic : 2014 Mar
ng connect Every month this page features our staff picks of National Geographic Society products and events. For more go to nglive.org. photoS: SEth rEEd (top); yaNG daN 140 national geographic • mARCH 2014 NatioNal GeoGraphic oN tV Cosmos: A Space- Time Odyssey this month the National Geographic Channel invites you to experience the universe like never before. hosted by astro- physicist Neil deGrasse tyson (left), this new series draws on the latest rigorous science and pays homage to the show that inspired it, Carl Sagan’s 1980 hit, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. lecture bioblitz MoVie special editioN jeSuS And The ApOSTleS Christianity’s first centuries are the focus of this special edition. In it you’ll explore the life and times of Jesus and find profiles of the apostles as well as an in-depth look at the Gospels. on sale March 11 on newsstands and at shopng.com/specialeditions. pAndAS: The jOurney hOme this new film tracks the efforts under way at China’s panda conservation center in Wolong. Follow along as researchers work to help the species survive in its natural habitat. Visit nationalgeographic.com/movies for theater listings. GOlden GATe nATiOnAl pArkS biObliTz the beaches and redwood forests around San Francisco are home to a wide range of creatures. help count them all at the BioBlitz on March 28 and 29. More at nationalgeographic.com/bioblitz. STrAnGer in A STrAnGe lAnd Jodi Cobb has spent her career photographing secretive groups, like the geisha of Japan. Join her for a retrospective of her groundbreaking work. For dates see nglive.org. book of the month how to be the World’s Smartest Traveler Christopher Elliott do you really need that insurance on your rental car? more important, what should you do when plans go awry? Consumer advocate Christopher elliott has been through it all and has learned the smartest ways to negotiate the often perplexing world of travel. pick up his new guide before taking off on your next adventure. Available march 4 ($19.95).