Big Systems

Earth From Above


The big perspective

To change your perspective on things, go up and look down. This volume has a portfolio of aeriel views similar to the Georg Gester classics, Grand Design and Below from Above, but without those books’ lyrical elegance. There’s wider variety here, blunter politics (clear-cutting, ugh!), and more of the Earth’s bioregions covered.

— KK

Earth From Above
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Harry N. Abrams
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Village of Koh Pannyyi, in Phangnga Bay near Phuket, Thailand. Koh Pannyyi is a fishing village floating on bamboo shoots.