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In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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International Commission for the Protection of the Alps
This nongovernmental organization promotes sustainable development in the Alps and preservation of the alpine natural and cultural heritage.

Information Service for the Alps
Want to see what has been published recently on subjects ranging from agriculture to water issues? Alpmedia links the user to news articles, government documents, and reports related to the Alps region.

Alpine Initiative
Concerned with the toll that heavy freight traffic is having on the Alps, the Alpine Initiative pushes for the transfer of that traffic from road to rail.

World Wildlife Fund
Global climate change, air pollution, and land-use changes are all having a negative impact on the habitat of the 30,000 animal and 13,000 plant species that live in the Alps. Log on here to learn about some of those impacts and steps being taken to lessen the damage.


Beniston, Martin. Climatic Change and Its Impacts: An Overview Focusing on Switzerland. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004.

Collet, Léon William. The Structure of the Alps. Robert E. Krieger Publishing Company, 1974.

Ring, Jim. How the English Made the Alps. John Murray, 2000.

Shoumatoff, Nicholas, and Nina Shoumatoff. The Alps: Europe's Mountain Heart. University of Michigan Press, 2001.

NGS Resources

Jepson, Tim. National Geographic Traveler: Piedmont & Northwest Italy. National Geographic Books, 2005.

Loftus, Margaret. "How World Warming Will Change Travel." National Geographic Traveler (April 2005), 16, 18, 20.

Bellows, Keith. "The Greatest Ski Run in the World." National Geographic Traveler (October 2003), 78.

Salter, James. "Country Unbound." National Geographic Traveler (October 1999), 196-98.