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The Earth from the Air

The Earth from the Air Author Yann Arthus-Bertrand
ISBN-10 0500544840
Release 2017-09
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The result of a five-year airborne odyssey across five continents and sixty countries, The Earth from the Air is the bestselling and most popular book of aerial photography ever published. This updated edition of the internationally acclaimed original features an updated text and over 100 breathtaking new photographs. New editorials by such renowned authors as Jane Goodall, Matthieu Ricard and Olivier Blond consider such perpetual issues as agriculture, climate and biodiversity, as well as the latest concerns - refugees, new technologies and environmental movements. A classic of its kind, this book will heighten everyone's awareness of today's urgent ecological issues. Now more than ever, The Earth from the Air stands as a call to action.



The Earth from the Air

The Earth from the Air Author Yann Arthus-Bertrand
ISBN-10 0500515417
Release 2010
Pages 437
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The Earth from the Air is the bestselling and most popular book of aerial photography ever published. The result of a five-year airborne odyssey across five continents and sixty countries, this special 10th anniversary edition features an updated text and over 100 breathtaking new photographs. From a heart-shaped mangrove forest in New Caledonia to the Sugarloaf in Rio de Janeiro, renowned aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand presents striking colour images that present our home planet in a whole new perspective.



The Earth from the Air

The Earth from the Air Author Yann Arthus-Bertrand
ISBN-10 0500543062
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 435
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First published in 1999, The Earth from the Air has been a global success. This third edition features new photographs, new text and completely up-to-date information by a range of experts, among them Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute. Not only does it contain the most breathtaking aerial photographs you will ever see, it will heighten everyone's awareness of today's urgent ecological issues. Now more than ever, this book stands as a call to action.



The Earth from the Air

The Earth from the Air Author Yann Arthus-Bertrand
ISBN-10 0500542783
Release 2003
Pages 792
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Yann-Arthus Bertrand's photographic daybook features over 200 completely new photographs. Each image is accompanied on its facing page by a thoughtful and thorough explanatory text.



Earth from the Air Postcard Book

Earth from the Air Postcard Book Author Y Arthus-Bertrand
ISBN-10 095472934X
Release 2004-08-01
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Earth from the Air Postcard Book has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Earth from the Air Postcard Book also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Earth from the Air Postcard Book book for free.



The New Earth From Above 365 Days

The New Earth From Above  365 Days Author Yann Arthus-Bertrand
ISBN-10 081098461X
Release 2009-10-01
Pages 792
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A collection of aerial photographs of landforms, people, and buildings, each of which is accompanied by a brief paragraph outlining the history, social influences, or geographical information relating to the picture.



Common Ground

Common Ground Author Molly Bang
ISBN-10 0590100564
Release 1997
Pages 32
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Imagines a village in which there are too many people consuming shared resources and discusses the challenge of handling our world's environment safely.



Paris from Above

Paris from Above Author Yann Arthus-Bertrand
ISBN-10 1844300552
Release 2004
Pages 93
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The aerial photographs in this book present a bird's eye view of the streets, famous monuments and tiny quartiers of Paris.



A View from the Air

A View from the Air Author Reeve Lindbergh
ISBN-10 0140548181
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 31
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A pilot's perspective provides an enlightening view of man's impact on the Earth.



A Pail of Air

A Pail of Air Author Fritz Leiber
ISBN-10 9781682997352
Release 2016-04-26
Pages 22
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The dark star passed, bringing with it eternal night and turning history into incredible myth in a single generation! In this story of desperation and courage a family believing themselves to be the last humans alive on Earth must fight daily against a cold uncaring universe. Fritz Leiber won multiple Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. This story shows him at the height of his prowess.



Earth Fire Water Air

Earth  Fire  Water  Air Author Mary Hoffman
ISBN-10 0525454209
Release 1995
Pages 76
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The ancient philosophy of the world as made up of four elements--earth, fire, water, and air--becomes a contemporary entreaty for respect for the natural world and our place in it.



How to Cool the Planet

How to Cool the Planet Author Jeff Goodell
ISBN-10 9780547487137
Release 2010-04-15
Pages 272
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“Thoughtful, informative, and darkly entertaining. It’s the best treatment of this important (and scary) topic you can find.” —Elizabeth Kolbert Right now, a group of scientists is working on ways to minimize the catastrophic impact of global warming. But they’re not designing hybrids or fuel cells or wind turbines. They’re trying to lower the temperature of the entire planet. And they’re doing it with huge contraptions that suck CO2 from the air, machines that brighten clouds and deflect sunlight away from the earth, even artificial volcanoes that spray heat-reflecting particles into the atmosphere. This is the radical and controversial world of geoengineering, which only five years ago was considered to be "fringe." But as Jeff Goodell points out, the economic crisis, combined with global political realities, is making these ideas look sane, even inspired. Goodell himself started out as a skeptic, concerned about tinkering with the planet’s thermostat. We can’t even predict next week’s weather, so how are we going to change the temperature of whole regions? What if a wealthy entrepreneur shoots particles into the stratosphere on his own? Who gets blamed if something goes terribly wrong? And perhaps most disturbing, what about wars waged with climate control as the primary weapon? There are certainly risks, but Goodell believes the alternatives could be worse. In the end, he persuades us that geoengineering may just be our last best hope—a Plan B for the environment. His compelling tale of scientific hubris and technical daring is sure to jump-start the next big debate about the future of life on earth.



The Alchemy of Air

The Alchemy of Air Author Thomas Hager
ISBN-10 0307449998
Release 2008-09-09
Pages 336
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A sweeping history of tragic genius, cutting-edge science, and the Haber-Bosch discovery that changed billions of lives--including your own. At the dawn of the twentieth century, humanity was facing global disaster: Mass starvation was about to become a reality. A call went out to the world’ s scientists to find a solution. This is the story of the two men who found it: brilliant, self-important Fritz Haber and reclusive, alcoholic Carl Bosch. Together they discovered a way to make bread out of air, built city-sized factories, and saved millions of lives. But their epochal triumph came at a price we are still paying. The Haber-Bosch process was also used to make the gunpowder and explosives that killed millions during the two world wars. Both men were vilified during their lives; both, disillusioned and disgraced, died tragically. The Alchemy of Air is the extraordinary, previously untold story of a discovery that changed the way we grow food and the way we make war–and that promises to continue shaping our lives in fundamental and dramatic ways.



Earth from Space

Earth from Space Author Yann Arthus-Bertrand
ISBN-10 1419709623
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 256
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"Yann Arthus-Bertrand, an aerial photographer and devoted environmental activist, explores the impact of some of the serious issues facing our planet today, all visible from space: deforestation, urban sprawl, intensive farming, pollution, natural disasters, and much more"--Dust jacket flap.



The Cosmic Zoo

The Cosmic Zoo Author Dirk Schulze-Makuch
ISBN-10 9783319620459
Release 2017-11-18
Pages 232
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Are humans a galactic oddity, or will complex life with human abilities develop on planets with environments that remain habitable for long enough? In a clear, jargon-free style, two leading researchers in the burgeoning field of astrobiology critically examine the major evolutionary steps that led us from the distant origins of life to the technologically advanced species we are today. Are the key events that took life from simple cells to astronauts unique occurrences that would be unlikely to occur on other planets? By focusing on what life does - it's functional abilities - rather than specific biochemistry or anatomy, the authors provide plausible answers to this question. Systematically exploring the various pathways that led to the complex biosphere we experience on planet Earth, they show that most of the steps along that path are likely to occur on any world hosting life, with only two exceptions: One is the origin of life itself – if this is a highly improbable event, then we live in a rather “empty universe”. However, if this isn’t the case, we inevitably live in a universe containing a myriad of planets hosting complex as well as microbial life - a “cosmic zoo”. The other unknown is the rise of technologically advanced beings, as exemplified on Earth by humans. Only one technological species has emerged in the roughly 4 billion years life has existed on Earth, and we don’t know of any other technological species elsewhere. If technological intelligence is a rare, almost unique feature of Earth's history, then there can be no visitors to the cosmic zoo other than ourselves. Schulze-Makuch and Bains take the reader through the history of life on Earth, laying out a consistent and straightforward framework for understanding why we should think that advanced, complex life exists on planets other than Earth. They provide a unique perspective on the question that puzzled the human species for centuries: are we alone?



When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air Author Paul Kalanithi
ISBN-10 9780812988406
Release 2016
Pages 228
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, a profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir by a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis who attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living? At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a naïve medical student "possessed," as he wrote, "by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life" into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. "I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything," he wrote. "Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: 'I can't go on. I'll go on.'" When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both. Praise for When Breath Becomes Air "I guarantee that finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option. . . . Part of this book's tremendous impact comes from the obvious fact that its author was such a brilliant polymath. And part comes from the way he conveys what happened to him--passionately working and striving, deferring gratification, waiting to live, learning to die--so well. None of it is maudlin. Nothing is exaggerated. As he wrote to a friend: 'It's just tragic enough and just imaginable enough.' And just important enough to be unmissable."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times "An emotional investment well worth making: a moving and thoughtful memoir of family, medicine and literature. It is, despite its grim undertone, accidentally inspiring."--The Washington Post "Possesses the gravity and wisdom of an ancient Greek tragedy . . . [Kalanithi] delivers his chronicle in austere, beautiful prose. The book brims with insightful reflections on mortality that are especially poignant coming from a trained physician familiar with what lies ahead."--The Boston Globe "Devastating and spectacular . . . [Kalanithi] is so likeable, so relatable, and so humble, that you become immersed in his world and forget where it's all heading."--USA Today "It's [Kalanithi's] unsentimental approach that makes When Breath Becomes Air so original--and so devastating. . . . Its only fault is that the book, like his life, ends much too early."--Entertainment Weekly "[When Breath Becomes Air] split my head open with its beauty."--Cheryl Strayed



Earth s End Air Awakens Series Book 3

Earth s End  Air Awakens Series Book 3 Author Elise Kova
ISBN-10 1619844214
Release 2016-02-11
Pages 346
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A woman awoken in air, a soldier forged by fire, a weapon risen from blood. Vhalla Yarl has made it to the warfront in the North. Forged by blood and fire, she has steeled her heart for the final battle of the Solaris Empire's conquest. The choices before Vhalla are no longer servitude or freedom, they are servitude or death. The stakes have never been higher as the Emperor maintains his iron grip on her fate, holding everything Vhalla still has left to lose in the balance. About the Author Elise Kova has always had a passion for storytelling. She wrote her first novella, a high-fantasy, in sixth grade. Over the years she's honed her love of literature with everything from fantasy to romance, science fiction to mystery, and whatever else catches her eye. Elise lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida, where she's currently working on the next installment in her debut YA fantasy series: Air Awakens. She enjoys video games, anime, table-top role playing games, and many other forms of "geekdom." She loves talking with fans on Twitter (@EliseKova) and Facebook (/AuthorEliseKova). Visit her website, EliseKova.com/, for news and extras about her books!