National Geographic : 2013 Jul
photos: eric stalzer, ngt (top); peter adams, image bank/getty images (morocco) 136 national geographic • July 2013 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 NG Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America Laura Erickson and Jonathan Alderfer discover the joys of bird-watching with this concise volume written by two national geographic experts. Full of essential information on 160 north american birds, it features colorful illustrations as well as tips for tracking and observing birds in the wild. available now ($12.95). NatioNal GeoGraphic oN tV Monster Fish it’s a behemoth, that’s for sure, but little else is known about the green sturgeon. aquatic ecologist zeb hogan (left, in the klamath river with a specimen) wants to learn more. Join him this month on nat geo Wild as he heads to the pacific northwest to study the elusive fish, which has been around since the days of the dinosaurs, can live to the age of 70, and can grow as long as seven feet. app trip Map exhibit stAte RecReAtioN AtlAses these atlases detail parks, campgrounds, trails, and more. peruse the selection at natgeomaps.com. Wild ANiMAl AdveNtuRe explore the african savanna and other habitats with geo the robot. as you collect cards sporting pictures, trivia, and jokes, geo will pick up skills, like the speed of a cheetah or the digging prowess of an armadillo. Free for ipad and iphone; find it in the app store. Photo tRiPs travel with a National Geographic photographer and boost your photo skills. For info on workshops and trips (including one to morocco, right), visit ngexpeditions.com/photo. A NeW AGe oF exPloRAtioN this exhibit showcases national geographic’s storytellers and explorers through photos, video, and interactive displays. see photographers on assignment, scientists in the field, and explorers around the globe, from mount everest to the mariana trench. open now at the national geographic museum. For tickets go to ngmuseum.org.