An updated edition of Earth from Above—a photographic touchstone for the environmental movement, selling more than three million copies worldwide.
“Life on Earth will never look quite the same again.” —Hemispheres
After multiple journeys across five continents and 60 countries, acclaimed aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand created a comprehensive, unforgettable survey of the Earth from a spectacular vantage point. More than just an impressive book of nature photography, this oversize book is one of the most popular, talked-about, and loved coffee table books of all time.
Reaching across the continents, from the icebergs of Antarctica to the cotton fields of India, the breathtaking, full-color photographs are accompanied by informative text that describes the environmental concerns related to each location.
In 1994, Arthus-Bertrand started a thorough study on the state of the Earth sponsored by UNESCO. As part of the study, he made a picture inventory of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, taken from helicopters and hot-air balloons. That work became Earth from Above, which has now been translated into more than two dozen languages. Arthus-Bertrand has continued to travel and photograph the planet, collecting material that has never before been published.
In this updated edition, he reveals more than 100 additional images and presents essays on current environmental and humanitarian issues by esteemed experts, including Nicholas Stern, Jane Goodall, Runa Khan, and Matthieu Ricard.
With thrilling photography, essays, and revisions throughout, this edition of Earth from Above is a portrait of our world that poignantly juxtaposes evidence of humanity’s destructive impact with the planet’s raw beauty.
“A terrific book to look at and think about.” —New York Times Book Review
“An eye-popping book.” —Los Angeles Times
Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s photography books: Our Living Earth: A Story of People, Ecology, and Preservation Home: A Hymn to the Planet and Humanity 6 Billion Others: Portraits of Humanity from Around the World New York from the Air Earth from Above Earth from Space Man and Sea Human: A Portrait of Our World California from Above
About the Author
Yann Arthus-Bertrand is the award-winning photographer and author of more than 40 books. He is the chairman of GoodPlanet Foundation, a nonprofit association for the promotion of sustainable development, and the director of the documentary films Home and Human. Arthus-Bertrand lives in Paris.