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Planet Earth By The German Space Centre

Planet Earth by The German Space Centre

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Summary

This collection of satellite imagery, gathered by the German Space Centre in collaboration with space centres from Mexico to India and with its partners at NASA, has been processed through computers and can reveal more than is normally visable such as geological strata and the eye of a hurricane.

Planet Earth Summary

Planet Earth by The German Space Centre

Once we used to watch space from Earth. Now we can watch the Earth from space. It is half a century since the first satellites beamed back their information. Space offers us a position from which we can look at ourselves and our ecosphere. We can record the transformation of our habitat - the drying of river estuaries, the disappearance of islands beneath the sea, the melting of polar icecaps. We can see the Earth as a single breathing entity. Planet Earth is a collection of astonishing satellite imagery that has been gathered by the German Space Centre in collaboration with space centres from Mexico to India and with its partners at NASA. The photographs have been made by machines in space, not by intrepid astronauts. The photographs have been processed through computers and can reveal more than is normally visible to the human eye - the floor of the ocean bed, geological strata and the eye of the hurricane. At first Planet Earth appears as a catalogue of the unfamiliar. Much of the information is astoundingly beautiful but unrecognisable. Gradually, as the captions are read, the data is translated, then the shapes and colours begin to become legible. The evidence of civilisations emerges - the Rock of Jerusalem, the Pyramids and the Coliseum. Planet Earth is the logical sequel to Full Moon, published by Jonathan Cape in 1999 on the thirtieth anniversary of the moon landing. Full Moon was the narrative of a journey to the Moon and a return to Earth. Planet Earth is an information bank. It has no narrative, only data. Planet Earth marks the arrival home.

Additional information

GOR002644880
9780224069168
0224069160
Planet Earth by The German Space Centre
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2002-10-24
244
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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