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This review is from: The Earth from the Air: 365 Days (Hardcover)
I'd flicked through this in the bookshop and resisted shelling out so much money on just one book, but my wife bought it for my birthday.
Stunning photography, one can imagine that some of the scenes were especially staged for the shot (obviously not!), and some of the shots are so bizarre that one has to double-take to make sure one is seeing right.
I think a previous revieqwer missed the point, it's about images, not well-known places. The author's eye for beauty and form can even find it in rubbish, pollution and slums, very often it is the angle of the light which transforms the picture from an ordinary shot, into something startling, as in the evening view of Haghia Sofia in Istanbul, with the rest of the city in shadow - just awesome!
The text is opposite the photo - so you are not constantly having to refer to an appendix - with an apposite quote to help you appreciate the beauty (or not) of the composition.