Earth as Art

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 This book celebrates Earth?s aesthetic beauty in the patterns, shapes, colors, and textures of the land, oceans, ice,
and atmosphere. Earth-observing environmental satellites can measure outside the visible range of light, so these images
show more than what is visible to the naked eye. The beauty of Earth is clear, and the artistry ranges from the surreal to
the sublime.
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Overview

 This book celebrates Earth’s aesthetic beauty in the patterns, shapes, colors, and textures of the land, oceans, ice,
and atmosphere. Earth-observing environmental satellites can measure outside the visible range of light, so these images
show more than what is visible to the naked eye. The beauty of Earth is clear, and the artistry ranges from the surreal to
the sublime.
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June 2013
Selected as Library Journal's 2012 Notable Government Documents

Praise for the printed edition:
Earth as Art. by Lawrence Friedl & Karen Yuen. NASA. 2012. 166p. illus. ISBN 9780160913655. SuDoc# NAS 1.86:NP-2012-07-889-HQ. GPO Stock# 033-000-01358-2. $44.Taken from NASA’s Landsat 7 Earth Observation satellite, the 75 photos in this collection honor the aesthetics of color, shape, and texture created by light and its interplay with water, atmosphere, ice, and landscape.

lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/06/publishing/notable-government-documents-of-2012/#_

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780160913655
  • Publisher: US National Aeronautics and Space Admin
  • Publication date: 12/14/2012
  • Edition description: None, First
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


 Contents

viii Foreword

2 Akpatok Island, Canada

4 Aleutian Clouds, Bering Sea

 6 Algerian Desert, Algeria

 8 Alluvial Fan, China

10 Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco

12 Anyuyskiy Volcano, Russia

14 Belcher Islands, Canada

16 Bogda Mountains, China

18 Bombetoka Bay, Madagascar

 20 Brandberg Massif, Namibia

22 Byrd Glacier, Antarctica

24 Cape Farewell, New Zealand

26 Carbonate Sand Dunes, Atlantic Ocean

28 Carnegie Lake, Australia

30 Dardzha Peninsula, Turkmenistan

32 Dasht-e Kavir, Iran

34 Desolation Canyon, United States

36 East African Rift, Kenya

38 Edrengiyn Nuruu, Mongolia

40 Erg Chech, Algeria

42 Erg Iguidi, Algeria and Mauritania

44 Erongo Massif, Namibia

46 Garden City, United States

48 Grand Bahama Bank, Atlantic Ocean

50 Gravity Waves, Above the Indian Ocean

52 Great Salt Desert, Iran

54 Himalayas, Central Asia

56 Ice Waves, Greenland

58 Isla Espíritu Santo and Isla Partida, Mexico

 60 Jebel Uweinat, Egypt

62 Kalahari Desert, Southern Africa

 64 Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

 66 Kilimanjaro, Kenya and Tanzania

68 Kuril Islands, Sea of Okhotsk

 70 La Rioja, Argentina

 72 Lake Disappointment, Australia

74 Lake Eyre, Australia

76 Lena River Delta, Russia

78 MacDonnell Ranges, Australia

80 Mayn River, Russia

82 Meandering Mississippi, United States

 84 Mississippi River Delta, United States

 86 Mount Elgon, Kenya and Uganda

88 Musandam Peninsula, Oman

90 Namib Desert, Namibia

92 Nazca Lines, Peru

94 Niger River, Mali

 96 Okavango Delta, Botswana

98 Painted Desert, United States

100 Paraná River Delta, Argentina

102 Phytoplankton Bloom, Baltic Sea

104 Pinacate Volcano Field, Mexico

106 Ribbon Lakes, Russia

108 Richat Structure, Mauritania

110 Rocky Mountain Trench, Canada

112 Rub’ al Khali, Arabian Peninsula

114 Sand Hills, United States

116 Shoemaker Crater, Australia

118 Sierra Madre Oriental, Mexico

120 South Georgia Island, South Atlantic Ocean

122 Southern Sahara Desert, Africa

124 Susitna Glacier, United States

126 Syrian Desert, West Asia

128 Tassili n’Ajjer, Algeria

130 Terkezi Oasis, Chad

132 Three Massifs, Sahara Desert

134 Tibetan Plateau, Central Asia

136 Tikehau Atoll, French Polynesia

138 Triple Junction, East Africa

140 Ugab River, Namibia

142 Vatnajökull Glacier Ice Cap, Iceland

144 Volcanoes, Chile and Argentina

146 Von Kármán Vortices, Southern Pacific Ocean

148 Wadi Branches, Jordan

 150 Zagros Mountains, Iran

152 About the Book

154 Appendix

158 Acknowledgments

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