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Edmaier, Bernhard

Verlag: Phaidon Press Inc., 2008
ISBN 10: 0714848581 / ISBN 13: 9780714848587
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Titel: Earthsong

Verlag: Phaidon Press Inc.

Erscheinungsdatum: 2008

Einband: Soft cover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A spectacular collection of breathtaking aerial photographs of the earth's surface. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0714848581

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Inhaltsangabe: Art meets science and earth in EARTHSONG, a spectacular collection of breathtaking aerial photographs of the earth's surface, available in paperback for the very first time. The book is divided into four chapters or 'zones': Aqua, Green, Desert, and Barren. The photographs are accompanied by text offering the geographical context and explaining the importance of climate and the impact of humans on the environment. EARTHSONG features photographs from around the world, from the Bahamas to Iceland, New Zealand to North America, and Europe to Alaska. It includes a wide variety of subjects, from bubbling mud pools, volcanic eruptions, coral reefs, and deserts to eroded canyons and arctic glaciers. By celebrating the earth's natural beauty, EARTHSONG documents the threatened wild landscapes of our planet and is ideal for those interested in preservation and environmental issues as well as photography.

Rezension: Art meets earth science in Earthsong, a gallery of spectacular aerial photographs by Bernhard Edmaier. Reproduced in full color on oversized pages, the patterns of deserts, glaciers, volcanoes, and grassland often resemble abstract paintings. But the wisdom of this book lies in its pairing of beautiful images with brief explanations by geologist Angelika Jung-Huettl of the forces that produced these startling effects. Divided into four parts--Agua (water), Barren (tundra), Desert, and Green-- Earthsong is full of surprises. The action ranges from the brilliant, firecracker-like explosion of lava fields on Mt. Etna in Sicily to the sci-fi shapes of boiling mud pools in Waiotapu, New Zealand, powered by sulphur gas. On Disko Bay in western Greenland, a delicate embroidery of fine-grained ice has been shaped by wind, waves and frozen fog. The pristine clarity of early morning light reveals huge swaths of rolling and rippling orange-red sand in the Namib Desert of southwest Africa. Subtly meandering patterns worthy of a master etcher are carved into the icy wastes of Iceland by the action of volcanic dust, snow, sun and wind. While most of the book surveys sparsely inhabited regions, geologic action is also observed next door to major population centers. Cutting a dark ribbon through a lush meadow in eastern Germany, the Tollense River and its hungry algae will eventually erode and conquer the entire valley. Quietly acknowledging the effects of global warning, Earthsong literally hovers above the earth to reveal the effects of the interconnected forces that continue to shape our planet. --Cathy Curtis

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