An almanac like you've never seen before, this arresting volume features key information on science, nature, history and geography, spiked with leading-edge ideas and spectacular visuals. Discover features that only National Geographic can deliver, including exquisite photography, explanatory infographics, illustrated timelines and maps created by expert cartographers. Chapters include "Exploration & Adventure," "This Planet & Beyond," "Life on Earth" and "The Science of Us"; featured topics range from the polar jet stream and how chameleons change colors to the world's biggest cities and the science of addiction. It includes top travel trends, new explorations and recent discoveries, as well as fascinating trivia. Enlightening for young and old, exquisitely designed, each page of this special almanac reveals something new about today's world.