If looking at beautiful things is
your thing, NASA has a book for you.
Swirling white clouds, deep blue
oceans and multicolored landscapes bring to life the pages of NASA’s new
168-page book “Earth,” a collection of dramatic images captured by
Earth-observing satellites. The book is available now in hardcover and ebook,
and online with interactive features.
From a lava field in Iceland to
the icy Patagonian landscape of South America, the 69 images in “Earth” present
our home planet’s atmosphere, water, land, and ice and snow with short
explanations of the science behind each image.
“The spectacular images in this
book remind us of the majestic beauty of our world,” said Lawrence Friedl,
program director for the Applied Sciences Program in NASA’s Science Mission
Directorate, Earth Science Division in Washington. “We hope these images
inspire everyone to explore, understand, and appreciate the planet we call
NASA brings together technology,
science, and unique global Earth observations to provide societal benefits and
strengthen our nation. The agency makes its Earth observations freely and
openly available to those seeking solutions to important global issues such as
changing freshwater availability, food security and human health.
A free ebook version of “Earth”
can be downloaded here,
or enjoy the interactive
online version posted at NASA’s Earth Observatory.
If you’re looking for your next
coffee table book, a hardcover edition of “Earth” can be purchased from
the U.S. Government Publishing Office.
Stunners like this image, showing the rivers that flow into Rupert Bay in northern Quebec carry water stained brown with natural chemicals found in plants, are within the new book, “Earth.” Image Credit: NASA
NASA’s new 168-page book “Earth,” a collection of dramatic images captured by Earth-observing satellites, is available now in hardcover, ebook and online with interactive features. Image Credit: NASA