National Geographic : 2012 Nov
• 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: STEVI CALANDRA TOP ; TIM LAMAN BIRD Free Download of the Month Bedouin Soundclash Light the Horizon On its latest album Bedouin Soundclash mines rich musical terrain. Merging Anglo rock and punk with reggae, Caribbean, and African sounds, this Canadian trio picks up where Bob Marley, the Clash, and the Police left off. For a free download from the group's album Light the Horizon, check out natgeomusic.net/free. Unlikely Animal Friends What does a warthog see in a rhino? Find out this month on the National Geographic Channel, when improbable animal relationships are the name of the game. Discover why Mtani, a young Labrador retriever, can't get enough of Kasi, a six-month-old cheetah (left, playing togeth- er at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida), and get to know a seal and her favorite pal: an Irish veterinarian. BIRD WATCHER'S BIBLE If the flutter of wings has ever caught your eye, this book is for you. It's a comprehensive yet lighthearted guide to all things avian, featuring bird-watching basics, essays, the history of birds in art, and more. In stores now ($40). PARADISE FOUND Eight years ago photographer Tim Laman and ornithologist Edwin Scholes set out to document every bird of paradise species. See photos and videos from their expeditions at the National Geographic Museum starting November 1. (Visit ngmuseum.org for info.) Their book, Birds of Paradise, is on sale now. INNOVATION This edition of Exploring History takes on great game changers of the past, including Ben Franklin, Leonardo da Vinci, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Available November 6 wherever books and magazines are sold or online at ngm.com/history ($6.99). ANCIENT MAYA Archaeologist William Saturno's discoveries have illuminated the Maya calendar. Hear him speak December 3 at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Go to nglive.org for tickets. BOOK LECTURE MAGAZINE EXHIBIT EXPLOR HIS Ben Franklin Founding Father with an attitude Amelia Earhart Fierce in flight, stylishon the ground Leonardo da Vinci Visionaryfor the ages Martin Luther King, Jr. Called to preach equality Alexander Graham Bell Beyond the telephone INNOVATORS ISSUE historybooks, apps, exhibits & websites The Best '' Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.''