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Space: From Earth to the Edge of the Universeby Carole Stott
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From space, Earth is a magnificent sight, splashed with vivid colors, patterns, textures, and abstract forms. Views from above can also provide telling information about the health of our planet. To help us understand the more than 150 breathtaking satellite photographs in Earth from Space, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, an aerial photographer and devoted environmental activist, discusses the impact of deforestation, urban sprawl, intensive farming, ocean pollution, and more. Using high-resolution imagery, we can monitor the evolution of vegetation around the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site, snow loss on Mount Kilimanjaro, and the health of migratory bird populations. Earth from Spaceand#8217;s compelling selection of satellite images raises important questions about our future, while also showcasing the planetand#8217;s beautyand#8212;leaving no doubt that it is something crucial to protect.
Featuring a wealth of incredible astronomical photographs, "Space" launches an imaginary journey that starts on a launch pad, goes toward the center of the Solar System to see the inner planets and the Sun, and then flies outward past the outer planets and on to the fringes of the Solar System.
About the Author
Yann Arthus-Bertrand is the founder of GoodPlanet, an organization dedicated to preserving the environment, and the award-winning author of more than forty books, including the international bestseller Earth from Above.
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