Earth, Spirit of Place: Featuring Photographs of Chris Hadfield by Chris Hadfield

Earth, Spirit of Place: Featuring Photographs of Chris Hadfield

Photographed byChris HadfieldForeword byWalter Natynczk

Hardcover | October 29, 2013

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Astronauts on board the International Space Station have many tasks, but a consistent favorite is taking photographs of Earth. The ISS astronauts don't just take digital images randomly. The photos they shoot are part of a well-defined program of data collection coordinated through the Crew Earth Observations team at Johnson Space Center. Current research targets include glaciers, deltas, urban areas, coral reefs, megafans (inland deltas), and long-term ecological monitoring sites. Dynamic events such as hurricanes, dust storms, volcanic eruptions, and fires are also imaged when possible.Astronauts also document the growth and change of human-made features, such as cities. The database of astronaut photography is freely accessible via the Internet and has made this book possible.   For Chris Hatfield's more than 1,000,000 Twitter followers, you will also find his artful tweets enlivening captions of his images. Complementing his photos are a number of NASA satellite shots captured by various orbital platforms over the last few years. As millions of you know, he was successful beyond anyone's expectations. Pallab Ghosh of BBC News observed that; He has probably become the most famous astronaut since the days of Neil Armstrong and Yuri Gagarin.  Couldn't agree more.

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John McQuarrie is an Ottawa-based author and photographer whose major clients have included Coors, Marlboro, McDonnell-Douglas and Lockheed. But his real passion is producing coffee table books. His earlier works focused on the Canadian Air Force from the Second World War to the Gulf War and the Canadian Armed Forces in their role as P...
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Title:Earth, Spirit of Place: Featuring Photographs of Chris HadfieldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 9.4 × 11.5 × 0.98 inPublished:October 29, 2013Publisher:John McQuarrie PhotographyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1894673670

ISBN - 13:9781894673679

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