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Book Title: Earth From Above: 366 Days|
The author of the book: Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Date of issue: December 1st 2003
ISBN 13: 9780810944497
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 536 KB
Edition: Harry N. Abrams
Read full description of the books Earth From Above: 366 Days:Based on Abrams' hugely successful Earth From Above: 365 Days, this new and improved edition includes 60 additional pages and almost 200 brand-new, eye-popping images by renowned aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Reaching across the continents, from the icebergs of Antarctica to the cotton fields of India to the olive plantations of Spain, the breathtaking, full-color photographs are accompanied by informative new captions that illuminate what we see and describe the environmental concerns related to each location.In addition, all 12 chapters of the book now open with an insightful introduction by one of several noted authors who address a wide variety of subjects critical to the present and future health of our planet: agriculture, biodiversity, sustainable development, energy, forests, fresh water, seas and oceans, global warming. Earth from Above: 366 Days offers us a valuable new perspective on our spectacular but fragile environment.
Author Bio: Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a specialist in aerial photography whose work has been featured in National Geographic, Life, GEO, and Paris-Match, among other magazines. He has published more than 20 books of aerial photography. The Earth From Above books, along with the related exhibition, are supported by UNESCO. Brian Groombridge is senior program officer at the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, England. Peter H. Gleick is president of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security in Oakland, CA. Alan Simcock is an ocean expert and executive secretary of the Commission of the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic, London.
Read information about the authorYann Arthus-Bertrand was born in a renowned jewellers' family founded by Claude Arthus-Bertrand and Michel-Ange Marion. His sister Catherine is one of his closest collaborators. He's been interested in nature and wildlife from an early age.
From the age of 17 he became involved in the movie industry. He gave up the movie industry in 1967 to run the Château de Saint Augustin wildlife park in Château sur Allier (centre of France). He then left the country with his wife Anne when he was 30 (1976) to live in Kenya in the Massai Mara national park. He lived amongst the Massai tribe for 3 years to study the behaviour of a lions’ family and took daily pictures of them during those years. He thus discovered a new passion for photography and the beauty of landscapes when observed from above in hot air balloons. He understood the power of a picture and how to communicate using this means.
He came back to France in 1981, published a photography book Lions in 1983, and became an international journalist, reporter and photographer specialising in documentaries on sports, wildlife and aerial photography for French magazines such as Paris Match and Geo. He photographed ten Paris-Dakar rallies. Every year he published a book on Rolland Garros, the tennis French open. He also took pictures every year at the Paris International Agricultural Show, and of Dian Fossey and gorillas in Rwanda.
In 1994 Arthus-Bertrand started a thorough study on the state of the Earth sponsored by UNESCO. Therefore he made a picture inventory of the world’s most beautiful landscapes taken from helicopters and balloons. The book from this project, Earth from Above (‘la Terre vue du ciel’) sold over 3 million copies and was translated into 24 languages.
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