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Earth From Above 365 Days Revised Editionby Yan Arthus Bertrand
Synopses & Reviews
This affordable picture-a-day compilation, based on the hugely successful original edition, is the 2005 edition by renowned aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Reaching across continents, from icebergs of Antarctica to the cotton fields of India to the olive plantations of Spain, the breathtaking full-color photographs are accompanied by informative new captions that illuminate what we see and describe the environmental concerns related to each location.
In addition, all 12 months of the book now open with an insightful introduction by one of several noted authors who address a wide variety of subjects critical to the present and future health of our planet: agriculture, biodiversity, sustainable development, energy, forests, fresh water, seas and oceans, and global warming. Earth From Above: 365 Days offers us a valuable new perspective on our spectacular but fragile environment.
In anticipation of leap year, this lavish volume features 200 additional selections of Arthus-Bertrand's internationally renowned aerial photography, plus 12 new chapter intros by noted authors on the environmental health of the planet.
Working with the support of UNESCO, Arthus-Bertrand has wandered the globe to gather this collection of more than 200 photographs. The images are uniformly striking, whether of stalagmite-like fans of algae spreading into the Mediterranean Sea, farmers working their fields in northern India, or destroyed Iraqi tanks littering the deserts of Kuwait.
About the Author
Yann Arthus-Bertrand has been portraying the state of the planet in photographs since 1995. Widely known as a specialist in aerial photography around the world, Arthus-Bertrand has published 60 books, including Abrams' best-seller Earth From Above.
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