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Orbit: NASA Astronauts Photograph the Earth

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Orbit

Orbit takes the reader into space for astronauts' views of home: Cape Cod arching into the Atlantic, Mount Everest casting its shadow over lesser peaks, the sands of the Sahara arrayed in endless patterns.

Like any travelers, these voyagers in space have aimed their cameras at sights that startled their eyes. They have flown through the aurora and captured its rippling, mystic colors. They have looked down upon storms and volcanoes. And they have documented the human imprint upon the Earth: the scarred forests, the topsoil washing into the sea. As these matchless photos show, we now keep a vigil over our Earth, a vigil that will help us preserve this realm of fragile beauty.

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These selections from 100 manned US spaceflights were taken from relatively low-flying spacecraft on conventional film, and have been digitally corrected to approximate what the astronauts actually see. The 175 photographs capture familiar places--Cape Cod, the Sahara, the Grand Canyon, and Mt. Everest; cyclones and other unusual weather formations; environmental tragedies--scarred forests and topsoil washing into the sea; and the mystic colors of the aurora. An index provides details on specific camera equipment and information about each photograph. 11x12.25".
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Synopsis:

Orbit

Orbit takes the reader into space for astronauts' views of home: Cape Cod arching into the Atlantic, Mount Everest casting its shadow over lesser peaks, the sands of the Sahara arrayed in endless patterns.

Like any travelers, these voyagers in space have aimed their cameras at sights that startled their eyes. They have flown through the aurora and captured its rippling, mystic colors. They have looked down upon storms and volcanoes. And they have documented the human imprint upon the Earth: the scarred forests, the topsoil washing into the sea. As these matchless photos show, we now keep a vigil over our Earth, a vigil that will help us preserve this realm of fragile beauty.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792237143
With:
Apt, Jay
Author:
Helfert, Michael
Author:
Apt, Jay
Author:
Wilkins, Justin
Author:
National Geographic Society
Publisher:
National Geographic
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Aerial photography
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Earth
Subject:
Photographs from space
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19961001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.85x11.11x.71 in. 3.20 lbs.

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Orbit takes the reader into space for astronauts' views of home: Cape Cod arching into the Atlantic, Mount Everest casting its shadow over lesser peaks, the sands of the Sahara arrayed in endless patterns.

Like any travelers, these voyagers in space have aimed their cameras at sights that startled their eyes. They have flown through the aurora and captured its rippling, mystic colors. They have looked down upon storms and volcanoes. And they have documented the human imprint upon the Earth: the scarred forests, the topsoil washing into the sea. As these matchless photos show, we now keep a vigil over our Earth, a vigil that will help us preserve this realm of fragile beauty.

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