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Stunning Photos of Earth From Space
"Earth From Space, a new book by environmental activist Yann Arthus-Bertrand showcases the beauty of our planet through 150 photographs. The images are organized by themes such as pollution, sprawl, and desertification.
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"There are a few of the familiar shots that even many people who aren’t obsessed with this kind of imagery may recognize, like deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon, the wild growth of urban Las Vegas and the creeping shrink of glaciers. But there are so many more of places I had never seen: mangroves in the Gulf of Bengal, pre-and-post disaster Chernobyl, shrimp farms in Vietnam, an extinct volcano in Algeria, and lots more", writes reviewer Betsy Mason.