About This BlogWelcome to Dispatches from the Stacks, a blog by the National Geographic Society Library and Archives. Pulled together by our library staff, this space aims to offer fellow librarians, archivists, book lovers, and National Geographic members a glimpse inside the collections of National Geographic. We will share some of the gems that can be found on our bookshelves, our archives, and in our web pages. Whether you’re interested in breaking news about a recent scientific discovery or discovering an old-fashioned adventure tale, like you, we think that good stories about the world — and everything in it – never get old. . . . More.
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Maybe your teenager is getting straight A’s in school, but there’s one topic she still needs to study up on: climate change. According to a recent poll conducted by Yale University, only half of teenagers believe that climate change is … Continue reading
Barbara Ferry, Director, National Geographic Library I remember getting my first library card when I was about eight. My family couldn’t afford to buy many new books and my mom would drop me at the Public Library’s front door nearly … Continue reading
Earlier this week the National Geographic Society library wrapped up its book drive for Ballou High School. The drive was started after National Geographic library staff read a story in the Washington Post about a book shortage at the D.C.’s … Continue reading
We librarians love our collections. We don’t like to get rid of things (“Couldn’t that be useful to somebody?”) and we certainly don’t like to have them taken from us. That’s why it’s so upsetting to hear rumors that one … Continue reading
How many hours a week do you spend listening to your iPod? The answer you give to this question may depend on your genes. Scientists at the University of Helsinki have published a study in the Journal of Human Genetics … Continue reading
Doing science research? The National Science Digital Library is an online library which directs users to high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics resources. Created in 2000 by the National Science Foundation, NSDL aggregates content from a variety of digital libraries … Continue reading
Winter may not be finished with us yet, but a quick look outside the window will tell you that the birds are on their way back – just in time for National Bird-Feeding Month. Hosted by the National Bird-Feeding Society, … Continue reading
It may be easy for those of us who are now living in an age of Google Maps and GPS to forget, but maps do more than just tell us where to go. For thousands of years, people have been … Continue reading