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Earth from Above

3 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Ecology, a science scarcely a century old, aims to give its practitioners an approach to understanding how whole natural systems--for example, watersheds, deserts, and estuaries--work. Few books translate this aim as well asEarth from Above, a stunning … see full wiki

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Author: Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
2 reviews about Earth from Above
review by . May 15, 2005
This work has outstanding color photos from every corner of the earth. The introductory focus is on the importance of ecology  in the long term functioning of economic systems. The "Peak of the  Furnace" is a blazing scene taken in France. There are spectacular  photos of deserts, water scenes, landscapes and forestry. This book would be invaluable for any student in crafting a school project  in world history, culture or geography.
review by . December 14, 2004
EARTH FROM ABOVE is a massive tome that can be carefully read or just used as a beautifully constructed volume of aerial photographs by the French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The overwhelming result of this volume is a statement that simply cannot be ignored: our planet is in danger from both natural causes and the hideous manipulations of insensitive man on his environment.    Arthus-Bertrand shows aerial photographs of great beauty - as photographs ("There is beauty …
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