Synopses & Reviews
From the world-renowned photographer of the bestselling Earth from Above for Young Readers comes a new look at the world on a grand scale.
The long-term consequences and the personal stories of people around the world and#147;going greenand#8221; make up the focus of this beautiful book.
The scientific and technical advances of the last century have had major effects on the earth. How can humans, in todayand#8217;s world, continue to respect nature and avoid doing irreparable damage to the planet? From pollution to CO2 emissions and endangered plants, to disappearing languages and glaciers, each theme is presented in detail.
and#160;The bestselling Earth from Above for Young Readers captured the attention of budding environmentalists and naturalists around the country. This companion volume offers even more information to inspire readers to do what they can to help the planet.
and#160; Spanning from the arctic to the tropics, from large-scale views of Australiaand#8217;s barrier reef to close-up images of sea turtles, Man and Sea
is a compelling, entirely unique journey through a fascinating world. Spectacular aerial images by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and striking underwater photographs by Brian Skerry offer a top-to-bottom tour of the worldand#8217;s oceans, while the enlightening text covers the seaand#8217;s critical mechanisms, from currents to food chains. Inspiring interviews of some of the worldand#8217;s most respected researchers and activists also offer cutting-edge insight into the many challenges, such as overfishing and pollution, facing the oceans today. Exploring the critical and ever-evolving relationship between mankind and the ocean, Man and Sea
is an unforgettable portrait of the global issue of sustainable development.
Praise for Man and Sea:
and#147;Mr. Skerryand#8217;s Technicolor image of hard corals on the Kingman Reef far out in the Pacific and Mr. Bertrandand#8217;s shot of the pale sand of Whitsunday Island near the Great Barrier Reef are cool and timeless portraits of treasures we might easily think limitless.and#8221; and#151;The Editors, Wall Street Journal and#160;
The New Earth From Above: 365 Days
is now fully revised and updated. Reaching across the continents, from the icebergs of Antarctica to the cotton fields of India, the breathtaking, full-color photographs are accompanied by informative new text that describes the environmental concerns related to each location. Each chapter of the book opens with an insightful introduction by a different noted author who addresses a subject critical to the future of our planet: agriculture, biodiversity, sustainable development, energy, forests, water, and global warming.
This edition includes 60 new and unpublished photos taken by Arthus-Bertrand over the past few years. The text throughout the book is revised to reflect changes in the world since the last publication, and includes three new authors: the heads of WWF France and the Observatory of Renewable Resources, and the president of Alter Eco, a fair trade firm.and#160;Yann Arthus-Bertrandand#8217;s powerful aerial photographs reveal the incidental beauty of our planet and are reminders of our capacity to save or destroy it.
Since its original publication in 1999, Yann Arthus-Bertrandand#8217;s Earth From Above has been a touchstone for the environmental movement throughout the world, selling more than 3 million copies in all languages. The result of a five-year journey across five continents and 60 countries, this spectacular portrait of our planet is also an iconic reminder of its fragility.
In this anniversary edition, Arthus-Bertrand and one dozen experts on current environmental issues look back upon the past decadeand#8217;s progress. With more than 100 striking new images and nine new essays, including frank discussions of climate change and the growing energy crisis throughout the world, Arthus-Bertrand poignantly juxtaposes Earthand#8217;s raw beauty with the evidence of humanityand#8217;s negative impact upon our home.
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;
The latest project from bestselling photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand,6 Billion Others
presents the photographic portraits and transcribed responses of 500 men and women, interviewed on video over the past six years. This understated yet compelling look at ways of life both familiar and strange creates an instructive, affecting biography of modern humanity. Inspired by the idea that "every single person has got something interesting to say, and every single person has the right to say it," Arthus-Bertrand created a questionnaire of 40 prompts on universal topics such as family, happiness, money, and love, and dispatched six filmmakers to interview more than 5,000 subjects in 75 countries around the world. About one-tenth of the resulting 3,500 hours of film is available online, with subtitles.
Photographer and conservationist Bryant Austinand#8217;s breathtaking photographic project Beautiful Whale
is the first of its kind: It chronicles his fearless attempts to reach out to whales as fellow sentient beings. Featuring Austinand#8217;s intimate imagesand#151;some as detailed as a single haunting eyeand#151;that result from encounters based on mutual trust, Beautiful Whale
captures the grace and intelligence of these magnificent creatures. Austin spent days at a time submerged, motionless, in the waters of remote spawning grounds waiting for humpback, sperm, and minke whales to seek him out. As oceanographer Sylvia A. Earle says in her foreword to the book, and#147;As an ambassador from the oceanand#151;and to the oceanand#151;Bryant Austin is not only a source of inspiration. He is cause for hope.and#8221;
Praise for Beautiful Whale:
and#147;You canand#8217;t help thinking, with every passing page, that this is whatand#8217;s itand#8217;s like to swim with the whales.and#8221; and#151;The Wall Street Journal
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