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Earth from Above: 365 Days by Yann Arthus-Bertrand


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This sits on a low level bookcase in our high school library and gets rave reviews. It has great information and beautiful photos. I catch myself wandering over to it in quieter moments in the library and glancing a a few pages here and there. ( )
  lolhscybrarian | Dec 2, 2014 |
Being a datebook of aerial photographs and remote sensing imagery with captions on facing pages. The pictures are frequently spectacular; the captions are meant to be thought-provoking but too often are merely head-scratchers. There is no obvious reason for the linking to dates. The binding is horrible; it fell apart almost immediately. ( )
  Big_Bang_Gorilla | May 24, 2011 |
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In a literal overview of the world, Earth from Above: 365 Days presents a resplendent view of our complex home. Each new day reveals another breathtaking, and sometimes heartbreaking, image from the sky: an endless field of Kenyan flamingos, the crowded streets of Tokyo, the crisscrossing highways of Los Angeles, or a misty blue lagoon in Iceland. Turn the page and find yet another absorbing view. Each of the 365 pictures is monumental and imparts one more mind-blowing facet to our elaborate planet. Every image is accompanied by a brief socially conscious text. Descriptions of nature's bounty and wrath, along with human impact both good and bad, run throughout. From the beauty of the world's largest maze to the destruction of major earthquakes, life seems unpredictable. Whether it's one lone outfielder in Yankee Stadium or the lone penguin on a glacier in Antarctica, the sentiment is very much the same. Against the immensity of life on earth, each of us can sometimes feel so very small. --J.P. Cohen

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A four page statistical introduction, "The Earth In Numbers," is followed by 365 full-page spreads, from January 01 through December 31, featuring aerial photographs of the earth's surface accompanied by a descriptive paragraph, with an emphasis on ecology and the impact of human culture on the Earth.… (more)

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