Earthsong

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Earthsong

by Bernhard Edmaier

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ISBN - 10: 0714848581

ISBN - 13: 9780714848587

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Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Art meets earth science in Earthsong, a gallery of spectacular aerial photographs by Bernhard Edmaier. Reproduced in full color on oversized pages, the patterns of deserts, glaciers, volcanoes, and grassland often resemble abstract paintings. But the wisdom of this book lies in its pairing of beautiful images with brief explanations by geologist Angelika Jung-Huettl of the forces that produced these startling effects. Divided into four parts--Agua (water), Barren (tundra), Desert, and Green--Earthsong is full of surprises. The action ranges from the brilliant, firecracker-like explosion of lava fields on Mt. Etna in Sicily to the sci-fi shapes of boiling mud pools in Waiotapu, New Zealand, powered by sulphur gas. On Disko Bay in western Greenland, a delicate embroidery of fine-grained ice has been shaped by wind, waves and frozen fog. The pristine clarity of early morning light reveals huge swaths of rolling and rippling orange-red sand in the Namib Desert of southwest Africa. Subtly meandering patterns worthy of a master etcher are carved into the icy wastes of Iceland by the action of volcanic dust, snow, sun and wind. While most of the book surveys sparsely inhabited regions, geologic action is also observed next door to major population centers. Cutting a dark ribbon through a lush meadow in eastern Germany, the Tollense River and its hungry algae will eventually erode and conquer the entire valley. Quietly acknowledging the effects of global warning, Earthsong literally hovers above the earth to reveal the effects of the interconnected forces that continue to shape our planet. --Cathy Curtis

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Earthsong

Earthsong

by Bernhard Edmaier

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Used but in good shape with some surface & edge wear. Accessories, if any, may not be included.

$8.69

Earthsong

Earthsong

by Bernhard Edmaier

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Pages like new, some edge wear.

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Earthsong

Earthsong

by Angelika Jung-Huttl

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Near Fine in Wraps: shows just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing; a couple of wrinkles at the bottom of the front panel, near the hinge. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Folio. 232pp. Photography by Bernhard Edmaier. First Ed thus, later printing. Trade Paperback. Edmaier takes us to a variety of isolated and relatively unpopulated areas for some terrific aerial photos of our planet. We see water, ice, tundra, glaciers, sandy deserts, volcanoes, coasts, grassland, and forests. And Jung-Huettl's descriptions of what we are seeing are nicely done. The overall effect is eerie, as if the Earth were uninhabited (by our species, at least) and we humans were looking the place over and trying to decide if we wanted to visit it, live there, or try someplace else. In any case, the photographs are marvellous and show plenty of detail. If I were writing a book on planetary science, I'd want to use a couple of these photos for the section on our little world.

$10.72

Earthsong

Earthsong

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JUMBO-Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge-Nice!

$11.82

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Earthsong

by Bernhard Edmaier

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JUMBO-Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge-Nice!

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Earthsong

by Bernhard Edmaier

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$12.75

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Earthsong

by Bernhard Edmaier

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Earthsong

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Earthsong

Earthsong

by Angelika Jung-Hüttl

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Signs of shelfwear to dust jacket with small tear to upper right. Phaidon non-mint stamp to front cover page, otherwise in excellent condition.

$35.13

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