National Geographic : 2012 Jan
• NG CONNECT Every month this page features our staff picks of National Geographic Society products and events. For more go to nglive/events.org. PHOTOS: FLIP NICKLIN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC STOCK WHALE ; DAVID EVANS SPENCER WELLS ; TONE MUSICAL GROUP EXHIBIT Free Download of the Month Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew Born from the ashes of one of Africa's worst civil wars, Sierra Leone's Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew has emerged as an international buzz band by filling stadiums at home, catching the ears of insiders everywhere, and charting a new course for global music. Download a free song from the group's self-titled album at natgeomusic.net/free. BOOK Whales Giants of the deep are revealed in this exhibit of National Geo- graphic's best whale photog- raphy, opening January 23 at the Museum of the Earth at the Paleontological Research Institu- tion in Ithaca, New York. Get tickets at museum oftheearth.org. LECTURE THE GOD SPECIES Award-winning author Mark Lynas examines the future of the "God species"---humans---in his new book. Lynas rethinks green ideology and explores how humans can use technology to save our planet. Available now ($25). INSIDE THE GENOGRAPHIC PROJECT Where did we come from? Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Spencer Wells shares the latest in his quest to map human migration through genes. With data drawn from hundreds of thousands of DNA samples, Wells shows how modern humans populated the world. Join him in the United States and Canada. For lecture details and tickets see nglive.org. APP THE WORLD BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Designed specifically for the iPad, this app features an interactive 3-D globe, high-resolution maps, hundreds of photographs, and country facts. Share your favorite maps through email, Facebook, and Twitter.