Spectacle: Photographs of the Astonishing 
This exquisite photo collection showcases awe-inducing moments from around the world, including stunning sights such as the aurora borealis, cities made of neon lights, a great wildebeest migration, a contortionist on display--and more.
In life, there are certain events that are as beautiful as they are unforgettable--from a majestic desert standstorm to the secrets of a deep blue ice cave to the world's largest library. These rarely seen moments shock us in their diversity, their complexity, and their epic scale, bringing us the miraculous beauty of our planet. Featuring more than 200 color images from acclaimed National Geographic photographers, this volume presents a dazzling array of natural wonders, unusual phenomena, and amusing curiosities. Each page will enlighten and inspire, presenting our world. AUTHOR: National Geographic cartographers create award-winning maps using state-of-the-art software for cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The results are clear, detailed maps that make map reading fun and informative.