A New Perspective of Earth

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Random House, Inc.
A stunning and unique collection of satellite images of Earth that offer an unexpected look at humanity, derived from the wildly popular Daily Overview Instagram project.

Inspired by the “Overview Effect”—a sensation that astronauts experience when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth as a whole—the breathtaking, high definition satellite photographs in OVERVIEW offer a new way to look at the landscape that we have shaped. More than 200 images of industry, agriculture, architecture, and nature highlight incredible patterns while also revealing a deeper story about human impact. This extraordinary photographic journey around our planet captures the sense of wonder gained from a new, aerial vantage point and creates a perspective of Earth as it has never been seen before.

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Overview contains more than 200 "overviews," images created by stitching together numerous satellite photographs of locations on Earth as viewed from space. All of the images were created from DigitalGlobe's 15-year time-lapse image library, which contains the world's highest quality satellite imagery. The first eight chapters in Overview focus on visual representations of our impact on Earth, whereas the final chapter focuses on areas untouched, or lightly touched, by mankind. The goal of the book is to help readers to develop a new perspective of the effect of humans on the planet. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: Berkeley :, Amphoto Books,, [2016]
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780399578656
Characteristics: 287 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Digital Globe Incorporated


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