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Another great addition to the Overview books. Easy to understand and a fun book to read with younger kids. The pictures are amazing and it is easily understandable. My kids love using it to point out things in the photos. This would make a nice gift to educators.
The eye candy factor of this book alone would make it worth reading, but there's so much more. First, there's the aspect of the photography. All shots were taken by satellites some 400 miles out in space, yet many of them look like they were shot from a low flying plane. Then there's the description and observation accompanying each one. They amplify on what the reader's eye can see, as well as expanding understanding about the effects of both natural and human action for many of them, note which are either caused or will be affected in the near future by change. Take for instance, photos of Venice and the heavily populated Male, one of the islands making up the Republic of Maldives. When reading the accompanying narratives, you realize that both are in real danger from the rising seas caused by global warming. Other photos clearly demonstrate the effects of pollution, fire and deforestation. However, there's also plenty of amazement contained within these pages, shots so vivid and colorful a reader can easily become lost in their magnificence. This is a gem and one that deserves a home in most every library.
Incredible photography and images from all over the world. Have been a fan of the Instagram account and was excited to add this to the coffee table. Perfect for the whole family. Planning on getting more for holiday gifts this year too.