National Geographic - January 2013
162 pages | 174MB | PDF | English
Taller than Shaquille O'Neal, he could kill a human with a single swipe of his paw. He is an 800-pound grizzly bear named Brutus, and the curious companion to renowned naturalist Casey Anderson, who has raised him since birth. Casey has dedicated himself to wildlife preservation and takes a daring approach to understanding grizzlies' every move�living among them and observing their behaviors, and even tasting some of their favorite foods. Together, they set out on a year-long mission to chronicle the lives of Yellowstone's vulnerable grizzly bears�mysterious beasts that have elicited fear and respect among humans through the ages. Filmed in stunning HD in some of Yellowstone's most treacherous and remote terrain, their unique story is an awe-inspiring glimpse deep inside the grizzlies' wilderness.
Nowadays, vampires are a mainstay of TV, film and literature, but in medieval Europe they were a terrifyingly real prospect and omens of death and doom. Taking the archaeological discovery of mutilated medieval skeletons buried in the west of Ireland as a starting point, Vampire Skeletons Mystery traces the rise of the vampire from medieval folk terror to 21st-century fantasy. The fear of the undead seems rooted deep in the human psyche. But could a number of skeletons found buried in a quiet field really signal that vampires were once on the loose in Ireland? Using medieval texts alongside cutting-edge forensic science, a team of experts from British and Irish universities explains how these ancient burials fit into a belief system that spanned medieval Europe and still survives in remote rural communities to this day.
An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale rocks Pakistan. Two ten-storey blocks in the Margalla Towers, a luxury apartment complex in Islamabad, collapse. A rescue team from the United Kingdom, Rapid UK, goes to Islamabad to help rescue victims from the towers.
American Cougar tells a unique story of a community of cougars whose skills are illustrated and tested as they struggle to survive in the severe landscape of the Northern Rocky Mountains. A determined team of researchers, lead by houndsman and researcher Boone Smith, mount grueling expeditions in attempts to gain precious scientific data. The story features F51, a young crafty female who makes her way through the winter, but is tested as she struggles to bring her unborn litter to a healthy birth after a cruel winter. The matron, wise F109, carries the key to crucial scientific data, but she�s a ghost, and a true master of escape.