Planet Earth: As You've Never Seen It Before

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A visual odyssey that will change the way we see our planet, this remarkable book, companion to the acclaimed Discovery Channel/ BBC series, is an enduring and awe-inspiring record of one of the most ambitious natural history projects ever undertaken. Using the latest aerial surveillance, state-of-the-art cameras, and high definition technology, the creators of Planet Earth have assembled more than 400 stunning photographs of wondrous natural landscapes from around the globe, including incredible footage of the ...

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Overview

A visual odyssey that will change the way we see our planet, this remarkable book, companion to the acclaimed Discovery Channel/ BBC series, is an enduring and awe-inspiring record of one of the most ambitious natural history projects ever undertaken. Using the latest aerial surveillance, state-of-the-art cameras, and high definition technology, the creators of Planet Earth have assembled more than 400 stunning photographs of wondrous natural landscapes from around the globe, including incredible footage of the rarely spotted, almost mythical creatures that live in these habitats. Many of the images reveal inaccessible places that few have seen and record animal behavior that has never been filmed or photographed before. With the help of this highly advanced technology and the world's premier wildlife photographers, the book takes us on a spectacular journey from the world's greatest rivers and impressive gorges, to its mightiest mountains, hidden caves and caverns, and vast deserts. Planet Earth captures breathtaking sequences of predators and their prey, lush vistas of forests viewed from the tops of towering trees, the oceans and their mysterious creatures viewed from beneath the surface, and much moreā€”in a magnificent adventure that brings unknown wonders of the natural world into our living rooms.

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This companion pictorial book to a Discovery Channel/BBC miniseries presents Planet Earth at its most miraculous through more than 400 full-color nature photographs shot throughout the world. The five-year Planet Earth project involved over 40 cameramen working at 200 locations around the globe. To create the pictures in the book, project photographers used state-of-the-art cameras, aerial surveillance, and advanced HD technology. The wonders revealed are as disparate as a tiny three-month old panda cub and a satellite photograph of the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta.

Also see the miniseries on DVD (794051293824), HD-DVD (794051293923), and Blu-ray (794051400123) in our DVD section.

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In this gorgeous coffee-table book, an offshoot of the Discovery Channel/ BBC series of the same name, zoologist and BBC producer Fothergill takes readers on a kaleidoscopic tour of the flora, fauna and natural history of the Earth's poles, forests, plains, deserts, mountains and oceans. The series of jaw-dropping photographs starts with a view of Earth from the moon (and pointing out the obvious but shocking fact that no one has been able to see it live since the 1972 Apollo 17mission). Other images reveal the astonishing variety of geology and life around the globe, including an emperor penguin eyeing an enormous jade-green iceberg; a grove of ancient monkey puzzle trees on the slopes of the Andes; a wild (and endangered) two-humped Bactrian camel strolling with her calf across the Gobi Desert; a long-furred, red-eyed gelada (a kind of primate) perched on a cliff in the Ethiopian highlands; a cave explorer parachuting into Mexico's 1,100-foot-deep Cave of Swallows; a blimplike nerpa (the only known fresh-water seal) swimming through Siberia's Lake Baikal; and the lacy undulations of the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta captured by satellite. The book's only drawback is its large size and heavy weight, which makes for cumbersome reading. (Mar.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520250543
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 3/25/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 672,370
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Alastair Fothergill is the series producer of Planet Earth and the director of Earth, the associated feature film. He studied zoology at the University of Durham and made his first film, on the Okavango, while still a student. Fothergill joined BBC Natural History United in 1983, working on The Really Wild Show, Wildlife on One, and the series The Trials of Life. He was appointed head of the unit in 1992, and during his tenure he produced the award-winning series Life in the Freezer.
In 1998, he produced the hugely successful series The Blue Planet. He has also presented several television programs, including The Abyss, and is the author of three books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2008

    In simple terms..WOW!

    This book is a life keeper. I also own the DVD collection. This collection has brought a new meaning of life to me as I now know it. I can only hope that our future generations are still around to see it. I can only pray that life as we know it will still exist for my great grandchildren and beyond. This entire collection is a must have.

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

    Great coffee table companion.

    This is a great companion to the Planet Earth Video series. It shows much of what you would see on the videos. The advantage to having it in pictorial print also, is that you can easily reference great photos and information without having to 'fire up' the TV and DVD player. Very beautiful photography to browse through and enjoy. Plus, if you want to go back and see something specific on the video series, you can easily cross reference from the book. My wife and I enjoyed the video series so much, when we saw the book form available, we both were excited to have it in our home as well. Definately recommend.

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    Enjoyable and wonderfully illustrated.

    It's a comprehensive read to accompany the BBC video series.

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