National Geographic : 2014 Jul
NG CONNECT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ON TV Every month this page features our staff picks of National Geographic Society products and events. For more go to nglive.org. PHOTOS (FROM TOP): DORA HANDEL, CORBIS; STUART CLARKE; MICHAEL S. NOLAN 138 national geographic • July 2014 The ’90s: The Last Great Decade? The 1990s spawned the Internet, grunge music, and the Hubble telescope. In the United States women were rising in politics, the econ- omy was booming, and the late Kurt Cobain (left, with wife Courtney Love) and his band Nirvana were chang- ing the music scene. Relive those prosperous years this month on the National Geographic Channel. INITIATIVE CHANNEL TRIP EXHIBIT BIRDS OF PARADISE Photographer Tim Laman and ornithologist Edwin Scholes spent eight years documenting all 39 bird of paradise species. Immerse yourself in this brightly colored, elaborately choreo- graphed avian world at Philadelphia’s Academy of Natural Sciences. See ansp.org for details. LET US GRANT YOUR EXPEDITION Do you have an idea for a project that might lead to a discovery or make a difference? Share it with us, and you could be eligible to receive $50,000. Learn all about it at expeditiongranted.com. GALÁPAGOS The green sea turtle (right) is one of many re- markable creatures you’ll meet on our naturalist-led voyages to the Galápagos. Book at ngexpeditions.com/galapagos. KINGDOM OF THE APES Legendary primatologist Jane Goodall (left) spent decades studying the chimpanzees of Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. In honor of her work—and her 80th birthday this year—the National Geographic Channel returns to Gombe to find out more about these apes and the stories they have to tell. Book of the Month National Geographic Kids Almanac 2015 Packed with more content than ever, our newest almanac for kids is bursting with amazing photos, fun facts, cool inventions, and more. The 2015 edition features special sections on topics from cute animals to continents, as well as a chapter dedicated to jokes, games, and comics. Look for it wherever books are sold ($14.99).