National Geographic : 2013 Apr
128 national geographic • April 2013 photos: Jason Verschoor, Getty ImaGes (top); tyrone turner NatioNal GeoGraphic oN tV The 80s: The Decade That Made Us Whether it’s ronald reagan or rubik’s cube, symbols of the 1980s call to mind a time of cultural fads, technological advances, and economic change. this month the national Geo- graphic channel celebrates this influential decade in a new series, featuring interviews with icons from Jane Fonda to ted turner to Grandmaster Flash. ng connect every month this page features our staff picks of national Geographic society products and events. For more go to nglive.org. lecture app exhibit book expeditioNs NaTioNal GeoGraphic BirDs this comprehensive field guide to north american birds has illustrations for 995 species and offers audio for many of them. Birders can make field notes, take quizzes, watch videos, and get news from the birding world. available for iphone and ipad in the app store today. To The eNDs of The earTh national Geographic’s arctic and antarctic ship expeditions put the polar realms within reach, providing opportunities for exploring icy landscapes by foot, kayak, and Zodiac. head north to svalbard, the land of polar bears, icebergs, and the midnight sun. or set your sights southward to antarctica, south Georgia, and the Falkland Islands, where penguins and seals await. View the itineraries at ngexpeditions.com/polar. GarDeNs aT NiGhT Diane cook and Len Jenshel photographed moonlit gardens for the march issue; now their work is on display at the national Geographic museum in Washington, D.c . Visit ngmuseum.org. iN search of The aNcieNT MaYa national Geographic grantee William saturno has spent more than ten years working in central america, where he’s made groundbreaking archaeological discoveries about the ancient maya civilization. hear saturno’s lively account of this enigmatic mesoamerican culture and catch up on his recent finds from the field. For details go to nglive.org. secreTs of The NaTioNal parKs there’s more to the national parks than the obvious tourist destinations. this guide is packed with tips for helping you go beyond the beaten path. on sale april 2 ($22.95).