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`Read Kindle ⚶ The Earth From The Air 365 Days ⚣ Arthus Bertrand s aerial photographs have been assembled into a daybook, usingshots from his original volume plusnew ones Often taken from a low altitude, they reveal the imprint of human civilization on the face of the globe Several eminent environmentalists have contributed the texts Since I also have the original The Earth From The Air , which has the same author and features many of the same photos, I will also be comparing these two books with each other.The original The Earth From The Air was absolutely massive in size one of the largest and heaviest books I ve ever owned , but one which I was ultimately disappointed in This smaller,compact and updated version called The Earth From The Air in 366 Days is, strangely enough, a muchenjoyable book This ma Since I also have the original The Earth From The Air , which has the same author and features many of the same photos, I will also be comparing these two books with each other.The original The Earth From The Air was absolutely massive in size one of the largest and heaviest books I ve ever owned , but one which I was ultimately disappointed in This smaller,compact and updated version called The Earth From The Air in 366 Days is, strangely enough, a muchenjoyable book This may sound surprising, since shrinking down any photo book usually diminishes the value, but quite the opposite is true here.First of all, gone is the constant page flipping and trying to match the text on one page with the photo on a completely different page and a world location on a third page altogether That constant connect the dots of the original book was an absolute pain, but this book gets rid of it with a simple yet ingenious approach What is it Have text and world location on one page and the photo right next to it on the facing page Who would have thought Sarcasm aside, this simple layout really does make perusing the book vastlyenjoyable and quickly overcomes any hesitations one may have about the smaller size of the pictures.Secondly, the smaller size is actually a blessing and not a drawback In the original book, although the photos were larger than life, the print and even original photo quality were mostly mediocre, but sometimes even unacceptably poor In this newer and smaller book, the print quality has improved remarkably and since shrinking down any photo usually increases sharpness and decreases noise, the photos are actually better looking Nevertheless, some photos taken in the 90s with inferior equipment still display severe optical problems An example of this can be found on page January 20 there is no traditional numbering in this book The left side of the picture is extremely soft and out of focus, especially compared to the right This is not just corner softness, this almost half of the picture softness In a large format book, the pictures invite you to study the details and such softness is extremely disappointing Luckily in a smaller format the optical problems are less perceptible and since many of the newer photos have been shot with better equipment, the photos in this book look much better overall There is still the issue of fairly small dynamic range on many of the photos the shadows are sometimes pitch black but overall this is a minor point.Thirdly, although the book is still about sustainable development and environmental issues, the captions no longer go on a tangent of doom and gloom, which hardly has anything to do with the pictures This time the captions actually provide some meaningful info about what is in the photo and just gently nudge us to think of various environmental impacts as well A much better approach than the resentment inducing we will bash you on the head with a green club of the original book.For some reason I also enjoyed the calendar approach of the book The recommended way to read is one page per day, in which case it will take exactly one year plus one day to finish the book I don t have the patience for that though, so I strived to read at least one week at a time.As for the photography itself, it goes without saying that it is absolutely superb but lots of other reviewers have already said that, so I won t dwell on it My only wish is that the photos would also have been dated I know that some of the photos are takenthan 15 years apart The author may have thought that the actual years don t matter, but it would still have been nice to know.In conclusion I will reiterate that with better captions, better print quality and a better layout, this is a much better book than the original The Earth From The Air Some fantastic photos but some of the text was a bit depressing Worth looking at though for the photos. This book is almost solely pictures but incredibly images from all over the world They are some of the most beautiful I ve ever encountered and I am proud to have this as a coffee table book.