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A pictorial record of the astonishing features - natural and man-made - of our planet on the eve of the new millennium. In Yann Arthus-Bertrand's full-page colour photographs, we find fish markets on the beaches of Senegal, beautiful islands in French Polynesia, rice fields in Bali, glaciers in Argentina and the spire of the Chrysler building in New York, among many more. Bertrand has travelled to more than 60 countries for this project. The 170 photographs, along with texts written by specialists in their fields, seek to paint a portrait of our planet, with all its contrasts, dangers and transformations, and its outlook for the future.Reseña del editor:
To create The Earth from the Air, the world-renowned aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand worked for more than five years, flying over sixty countries on every continent. His purpose was to provide a record of the world's environments as a benchmark for the future.
What kind of Earth will future generations inherit? How can we preserve the heritage of natural abundance that we share with past generations? These are the questions that propelled Arthus-Bertrand on his mission. The impact of population growth and technological progress on the natural equilibrium of the planer has been dramatic, particularly over the past fifty years, and the world's landscapes have been transformed as a result. Appropriately, many of Arthus-Bertrand's photographs give evidence of the imprint of human civilization on the face of the land. They are thus a record both of what has survived the mushrooming world industrial economy and of what changes it has wrought.
In views ranging from spectacular panoramas of vast geographical formations to intimate glimpses of small-scale features of the landscape, Arthus-Bertrand's photographs give a remarkable account of the Earth's surface. His probing lens portrays human settlements (from cities to desert oases), forests, grasslands, tundra, deserts, mountains, islands, coastlines, rivers and lakes in extraordinary compositions of light and form. Often taken from low altitudes, the images reveal people, animals and many other details that make a vista come alive.
The photographs are described and interpreted by a team of specialists who provide background information in many fields including history, sociology, environmental science and geography. Using the images as a window on the Earth, this fascinating book explores the state of our planer at the time of a new millennium.
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Descripción Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1999. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M050001955X
Descripción Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1999. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P11050001955X