National Geographic : 2014 Jan
ng connect Every month this page features our staff picks of National Geographic Society products and events. For more go to nglive.org. NatioNal GeoGraphic oN tV 146 national geographic • january 2014 photoS: StEwart vollaNd, NatioNal GEoGraphic chaNNElS (top); taylor chiu; StEvE wiNtEr, NatioNal GEoGraphic crEativE trip tumblr Speaker eXhibit Ultimate Survival Alaska armed with nothing more than their wits and their backpacks, eight survivalists are setting out on a mission: Stay alive in a race through the alaska wilderness. Find out who has the strength, stamina, and nerve needed to overcome endless obsta- cles—from glacial ravines to wolves on the prowl— this month on the National Geographic channel. LionS & TigerS & beArS photographers Michael “Nick” Nichols, Steve winter, and paul Nicklen each spent years documenting wild animals. See the results—like this rare image of a tigress and her cub (right)—at the National Geographic Museum in washington, d.c. For details go to ngmuseum.org. MySTerieS of The AncienT MAyA archaeologist william Saturno has devoted his career to unraveling the history of the Maya culture. hear him share tales of his most exciting finds at the Mesa arts center in Mesa, arizona, on February 5. tickets are at nglive.org/arizona. foUnD photos from our vault of the palace of versailles in the 1980s, a 1940s drive-in theater, and more resurface at NatGeoFound.tumblr.com. STUDenT expeDiTionS high schoolers learn photo skills (left) and take part in conservation and community service projects on these summer trips. Explore our programs in Mozambique, thai- land, and the czech republic at ngstudentexpeditions.com/2014. book of the Month your best brain ever Michael S. Sweeney and cynthia r. Green Are you concerned about memory loss and “senior moments”? give your brain a tune-up with word games, body stretches, and foods that help the mind stay sharp. This complete guide to brain health incorporates the latest neuroscience, case studies, and Alzheimer’s research. Available December 31 wherever books are sold ($16.95).