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The result of a five-year airborne odyssey across five continents and 60 countries, Earth from Above is the most revealing and spectacular portrait of our world ever created. From a heart-shaped mangrove forest in New Caledonia to a flock of red ibises in Venezuela, from a caravan of camels in Mauritania to Mt. Everest and Mammoth Hot Springs, renowned aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand presents nearly 200 striking color images that put our home planet in a whole new perspective. Produced under the sponsorship of UNESCO, the book is also a unique documentary record of the earth's fragile ecosystems at the dawn of the new millennium. Commentaries by noted specialists illuminate what we see-and explain exactly what we stand to lose as demographic pressures put more stress on the environment. 170 photographs in full color, 416 pages, 1011/2 x 14 33/8"

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"...a terrific book to look at and think about." D.J.R. Bruckner, The New York Times Book Review

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"An eye-popping book of nearly 200 vibrant images. Each shot reveals a unique panorama..." Los Angeles Times magazine

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"A magnificent trove of aerial photographs that capture the essence of our planet..." Conde Nast Traveler

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"This collection of 170 huge photographs shows us the world from a rarely seen and often abstract perspective." Outdoor Photographer

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"...breathtakingly different point of view...a lavish book of 200 of his pictures...a witness to both the manmade and the natural." CBS Sunday Morning, CBS-TV

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"...books [that] befit a colossal century...masterful: you'll have the sensation of viewing our beautiful planet from a hovering spacecraft." St. Paul Pioneer Press

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"...enhanced by facts, figures and essays...a lavish book of two hundred of his pictures..." CBS Sunday Morning

About the Author

Yann Arthus-Bertrand is the author of more than 40 books, including Abrams' New York from the Air, Greece from the Air, and Good Breeding. Sophie Bessis is a historian and economist; Paul Blanquart is a philosopher and sociologist; Jean-Paul Delage Is a physician and historian of science; Pierre Gentelle is a geographer and archaeologist; Jacques Vron is a demographer; Astrid Avundo is a naturalist; and Frdric Marchand is an ethnologist and anthropologist.

Table of Contents

The state of the world in the year 2000 / Serge Cordellier — From the paleolithic age to globalization / Pierre Gentelle — Nature and culture / Pierre Gentelle — Traces, ruins, memory / Pierre Gentelle — Spectacles and landscapes / Pierre Gentelle — Future of the city, future of life / Paul Blanquart — A wounded environment / Jean-Paul Delâeage — Population and the future of humanity / Jacques Vâeron — Growing enough to feed the world / Sophie Bessis — Endangered climates / Jean-Paul Delâeage — Toward a sustainable development / Jean-Paul Delâeage — Afterword : The story of a book / Joèelle Ody.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810932678
Essay:
Arthus-Bertrand, Yann
Essay:
Bessis, Sophie
Author:
Plisson, Philip
Author:
Arthus-Bertrand, Yann
Author:
Jacq, Christian
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Aerial photography
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Photojournalism
Subject:
Arthus-Bertrand, Yann
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
General Photography
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
20080101
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 full-color illustrations
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
12.25 x 11.25 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Review" by , "...a terrific book to look at and think about."
"Review" by , "An eye-popping book of nearly 200 vibrant images. Each shot reveals a unique panorama..."
"Review" by , "A magnificent trove of aerial photographs that capture the essence of our planet..."
"Review" by , "This collection of 170 huge photographs shows us the world from a rarely seen and often abstract perspective."
"Review" by , "...breathtakingly different point of view...a lavish book of 200 of his pictures...a witness to both the manmade and the natural."
"Review" by , "...books [that] befit a colossal century...masterful: you'll have the sensation of viewing our beautiful planet from a hovering spacecraft."
"Review" by , "...enhanced by facts, figures and essays...a lavish book of two hundred of his pictures..."
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