Overview : A New Perspective of Earth

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A stunning and unique collection of satellite images of Earth that offer an unexpected look at humanity, derived from the wildly popular Daily Overview Instagram account.

Inspired by the 'Overview Effect' - a sensation that astronauts experience when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth as a whole - the breathtaking, high-definition satellite photographs in OVERVIEW offer a new way to look at the landscape that we have shaped. More than 200 images of industry, agriculture, architecture, and nature highlight incredible patterns while also revealing a deeper story about human impact. This extraordinary photographic journey around our planet captures the sense of wonder gained from a new, aerial vantage point and creates a perspective of Earth as it has never been seen before.

'Stunning, surprising and intriuging photographs of Earth from the skies.' Guardian

'Absolutely gorgeous, yet absolutely gut-wrenching' Wired
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 269 x 289 x 31mm | 2,070g
  • Preface Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848094779
  • 9781848094772
  • 31,189

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Illuminating mankind’s impact on the planet
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Grant writes about the "Overview effect" felt by astronauts ... While the book succeeds in inducing that feeling, equally powerful is the bird's eye view it gives of the potency, for good and bad, of our own ingenuity * The Economist * Frankly stunning ... A coffee table book that give could give you an existential crisis ... There is something undeniably arresting about these photos. * Vice * Breath-taking * Mail Online * Regimented city grids, psychedelically shaped mines and astonishingly bright rivers are among the gripping spectacles included in Overview * Yahoo! News * An alternative overview of the earth as seen from space shows just how alive with colour and vibrancy our planet today is * Lonely Planet Travel News * A collection of stunning aerial view photos * The Sun * Breath-taking, it's jarring to see pristine wilderness juxtaposed by more sinister images of destruction. * The Creator's Project * Illuminating mankind's impact on the planet * Wanderlust * Stunning -- 'Books of the Year' * The Times *
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About Benjamin Grant

Overview takes its inspiration from Daily Overview - an Instagram account established by author Benjamin Grant. Since he began the project in December 2013, his daily posts have both delighted and challenged his audience from all corners of the globe. For Overview, Grant has curated and created more than 200 original images by stitching together numerous high-resolution satellite photographs. With each Overview, Grant aims to not only inspire a fresh perspective of our planet but also encourage a new understanding of what human impact looks like. He lives and rides his bike in New York City.
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426 ratings
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