I've always been fascinated by satellite photos of earth, and I own
several books of them. This has better-quality reproduction than any
of mine, and is focused on the USA, which is nice if you live here.
I might quibble with the large number of false-color photos -- but
then there are some nice side-by-side comparison shots too. The text
is so-so & bears signs of hasty and careless composition: New Orleans
is described as "five miles below sea level"; there's a "Vertical"
Assembly Building at NASA's Canaveral spaceport -- but the photos
are bright and clear. I'm particularly taken by one meandering-river
shot (p. 96), where you can almost see the meander-bends moving,
whipping back & forth across the flood plain. Or check out the
wonderful Ouachita ridge-&-valley shot at p.92-93. At least have a
look at a library copy -- I'll probably buy one if I see it at a good price.
Peter D. Tillman
- Paperback: 24 pages
- Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd; Reprint ed. edition (1 May 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1552097102
- ISBN-13: 978-1552097106
- Product Dimensions: 32.4 x 0.6 x 36.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
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