Earth from Space

Earth from Space Cover

Earth from Space

By Yann Arthus-Bertrand; Nicholas Elliott (Translator)

ABRAMS, Hardcover, 9781419709623, 245pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2013

From space, Earth is a magnificent sight, splashed with vivid colors, patterns, textures, and abstract forms. Views from above can also provide telling information about the health of our planet. To help us understand the more than 150 breathtaking satellite photographs in "Earth from Space," Yann Arthus-Bertrand, an aerial photographer and devoted environmental activist, discusses the impact of deforestation, urban sprawl, intensive farming, ocean pollution, and more. Using high-resolution imagery, we can monitor the evolution of vegetation around the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site, snow loss on Mount Kilimanjaro, and the health of migratory bird populations. "Earth from Space"'s compelling selection of satellite images raises important questions about our future, while also showcasing the planet's beauty leaving no doubt that it is something crucial to protect.

About the Author
Yann Arthus-Bertrand a publie aux editions du Chene Tendres tueurs, Bestiaux, Chats, Chiens, Chevaux et est egalement l'auteur d'un grand nombre de titres de la collection - Vu du ciel - dont Paris (version bilingue). Il a rencontre un succes planetaire avec l'ouvrage La Terre vue du ciel paru aux Editions de la Martiniere.