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The Earth from the Air

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

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The Earth has changed… A new edition of this classic book, with nearly 100 new photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

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The result of a five-year airborne odyssey across five continents and sixty countries, The Earth from the Air is the bestselling and most popular book of aerial photography ever published. This updated edition of the internationally acclaimed original features an updated text and over 100 breathtaking new photographs. New editorials by such renowned authors as Jane Goodall, Matthieu Ricard and Olivier Blond consider such perpetual issues as agriculture, climate and biodiversity, as well as the latest concerns – refugees, new technologies and environmental movements. A classic of its kind, this book will heighten everyone’s awareness of today’s urgent ecological issues. Now more than ever, The Earth from the Air stands as a call to action.


'Aerial photography has never looked so beautiful as in the hands of this French master … he is a magician of the skies who conjures up dazzling stories of the diversity of our world'
The Times

'A picture book on an altogether higher plane'
Sunday Telegraph

'A phantasmagoric revelation of the shifting patterns of colour, form and human activity that adorn our planet'

'Takes the breath away'

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Edition Type: Revised

Size: 0.0 x 0.0 cm

Extent: 440 pp

Illustrations: 225

Publication date: 21 September 2017

ISBN: 9780500544846

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.