National Geographic Tales of the Weird
Unbelievable True Stories
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DAVID BRAUN is editor-in-chief of nationalgeographic.com's Daily News, Environment and Science content.
A journalist for 35 years covering science, environment, technology, business, and politics for newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and online news services, Braun's former positions included political correspondent for The Star (Johannesburg, South Africa), Washington bureau chief for Africa's largest newspaper group (Independent Newspapers), Washington Correspondent for CMP Media's TechWeb, and Public Affairs Editor for the National Geographic Society.
When a farmer in Spain captured a two-headed snake in 2002, scientists wanted to study it. When National Geographic Daily News published a story about the discovery, people wanted to read all about it. More than a million people clicked on the site and kept coming back for more unbelievably true stories. An Internet sensation was born.
Since then, more than 100 million individuals have clicked on stories put together by David Braun and his crack team of editors for National Geographic Daily News. And readers cannot get enough information about the often weird, sometimes miraculous things being discovered by scientists every day--incredible flying sharks, the strange sex lives of ducks, mind-controlling fungus that turns ants into zombies, and the darkest planet in the universe.
This reader features the most wildly popular, incredibly weird, and totally true stories from National Geographic's Daily News site presented in a compact, fact-filled reader. It will be a must-have for fans of Braun's website and for fans of "fun fact" books like the Uncle Johns Bathroom Reader series. The millions of fans who follow David Braun's National Geographic Daily News will be thrilled with this incredible reader filled with their favorites from the website. The most popular ones are all here presented in a lively, engaging format that is entertaining for the mind and easy on the wallet.
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National Geographic Society
; October 2012
544 pages; ISBN 9781426209666Read online
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Title: National Geographic Tales of the Weird
Author: David Braun
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