Synopses & Reviews
From the author of the multimillion-copy international bestseller Earth From Above
comes a moving and brilliantly photographed new book. Home
, scheduled to release in conjunction with a film of the same name, is a stunning visual odyssey. A globe-spanning exploration of the planet, complete with Arthus-Bertrandand#8217;s unforgettable images and an informative text by the team at Good Planet, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development, Home
is a celebration of Earthand#8217;s beauty and an impassioned call to protect it from destruction. Compelling and defiantly optimistic, Home
voyages through over 50 countries, considering the environmentand#8217;s current condition and factors which will play a role in determining its future. As Arthus-Bertrand says, and#147;It isnand#8217;t the 50 percentand#160;of forest that has disappeared thatand#8217;s important, but the 50 percentand#160;thatand#8217;s left.and#8221;
Over the past three years, Yann Arthus-Bertrand and the GoodPlanet Foundation have gathered more than 2,000 interviews in 70 countries, while capturing portraits and aerial photographs. Human explores fundamental themesandmdash;Justice, Tolerance, Poverty, War, Happiness, and moreandmdash;and each chapter includes excerpts from interviews and essays written by eminent journalists and human rights activists. The book will launch simultaneously with the movie, which will be distributed worldwide for free, with screenings at the United Nations in New York as well as in major international cities. With its collection of inspiring, spectacular images, allied to the unforgettable testimonies of mankindandmdash;Human is a landmark achievement in documentary film and book publishing, a compelling portrait of humanity at the beginning of the 21st century.
About the Author
Yann Arthus-Bertrand's more than 40 books include the multimillion-copy international bestseller Earth From Above. Born in Paris in 1947, his photography appears in magazines like National Geographic, Life, GEO, and Sierra Magazine. He is the chairman of GoodPlanet.org, a nonprofit association for the promotion of sustainable development. He also directed a series of four, two-hour documentaries based on Earth From Above and is the director of Home. He lives in France.