National Geographic : 2014 Jun
PHOTOS (FROM TOP): PETER SILVERMAN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TELEVISION; BEVERLY JOUBERT, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE; STEVE JONES 134 national geographic • June 2014 NG CONNECT Every month this page features our staff picks of National Geographic Society products and events. For more go to nglive.org. Book of the Month Weird but True! Ripped From the Headlines Ever heard about Boston’s Great Molasses Flood of 1919, in which 21 people drowned? How about the shark cyclops discovered off the coast of California? These and other surprising news stories from past and present are featured in this latest addition to the Weird but True series. On sale June 24 wherever books are sold ($12.99). NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ON TV Inside Combat Rescue This month the National Geographic Channel takes viewers to the heart of the war in Afghanistan. When four Americans are killed at Bagram Airfield by Taliban rockets, our camera crews embed with elite Air Force units as they fly to rescue the wounded and go on the offensive, hunting down the insurgents responsible for the attack. EXHIBIT INITIATIVE LECTURE TRIP COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY An interactive companion to the National Geographic Channel series of the same name, this exhibit in Washington, D.C ., explores the vastness of the universe in the spirit of Carl Sagan’s 1980 hit. For more information visit ngmuseum.org. SAFARIS National Geographic’s expert-led safaris offer a range of ways to discover the world’s wildlife, from walking with the Maasai in Tanzania to spotting tigers in India and leopards (left) in Botswana’s private game reserves. Choose the safari that best suits your interests at ngexpeditions.com/safari. CORAL, FIRE, AND ICE David Doubilet (right, in Antarctica) is an award-winning underwater photographer. Find out where you can hear him speak this year at nglive.org/doubilet. CHANGE THE COURSE The Colorado River is drying. Help replenish it by pledging to shrink your water footprint at changethecourse.us.