The 200+ high-quality satellite images in this book were inspired by the "Overview Effect," which is a sensation astronauts experience when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth as a whole.
Promising review: "This is a gorgeous, information-packed book, full of high-resolution satellite images that would make astounding wall art, and not just your average coffee-table book. It's an incredible and unique view of the world. Despite my decades of work in the environmental sciences, this book provided new insights, showing man's ecological, architectural, and terra-forming impacts (for better and worse) in ways I'd never seen before. It drove home for me what amazing things humans are capable of, how resilient and resourceful we are, and how destructive we can be, in ways even the best environmental writing can't always communicate. The balance between text and photos is perfect: enough to clearly explain each photo, but not so much as to get in the way of the images. The text does not impose a particular point of view on the reader, but you will certainly incite your opinions as you fly through it." —kudzu9
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