Commissioned by UNESCO, world-famous aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand mounted high-definition cameras in helicopters and balloons to make a picture inventory of the world's ecological health. Revealing not only the beauty of the Earth, but also the impact we ourselves have made on our fragile planet, the program comprises three main sections: "Amazing Lands" (104 minutes), "Life" (91 minutes), and "Stunning Water" (186 minutes). The book from this project (The New Earth From Above: 365 Days,
over four million copies sold in 24 languages) collects 365 of Arthus-Bertrand's photographs, each accompanied by a paragraph explaining the image in terms of the environmental issues raised, making the pictures surefire writing and discussion prompts. Grades 6 and up. Color. 381 minutes. Questar. ©2011.
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