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From Above and Below

Man and the Sea

Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Brian Skerry, Goodplanet Foundation

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From the creator of The Earth from the Air, a spectacular photographic exploration of the world’s oceans


Spanning from the Arctic to the tropics, from large-scale views of breathtaking coastlines to close-up images of sea life, From Above and Below is a compelling, entirely unique journey through a fascinating world. Spectacular aerial images by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and underwater photographs by Brian Skerry offer a top-to-bottom tour of the world's oceans, while the illuminating text covers the sea's critical mechanisms, from currents to food chains.

The greatest challenges facing the oceans, such as overfishing and pollution, are also investigated. Telling the inspiring stories of research and activism occurring around the world, the book features cutting-edge insight and interviews with experts from a wide variety of fields.

Through the dual perspective of two acclaimed photographers, From Above and Below explores the crucial and ever-evolving relationship between mankind and the ocean, forming an unforgettable portrait of the global need for sustainable development.

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'A compelling, entirely unique aquatic journey … an unforgettable portrait of our world’s most mysterious dominion'
National Geographic Traveller

'Two of the biggest names in photography - one known for aerial images, the other underwater - collaborate to create a spectacular visual tour of the world’s oceans … dazzling'
BBC Wildlife

'Bursting with stunning aerial shots of our seas and coastlines, it’s a collection of images that has you gripped from the very first shot … more interesting still is the relationship between Bertrand’s incredible photographs from the air and Brian Skerry’s wonderful underwater world'
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Book Details

Format: PLC (with jacket)

Size: 34.0 x 26.5 cm

Extent: 304 pp

Illustrations: 200

Publication date: 7 May 2013

ISBN: 9780500516904

About the Author

Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a world-renowned aerial photographer, journalist, reporter and environmentalist. He is especially well known for his book The Earth from the Air, which has sold millions of copies since its first publication in 1999. He has published over 30 books.

Brian Skerry is a photographer renowned for creating thrilling underwater images for such magazines as Sports Illustrated, BBC Wildlife, GEO and Esquire, among others.

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Goodplanet Foundation