An incredible book called ‘Our Changing Planet, The View From Space’, has just landed at Greene’s, direct from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre.
Having watched NASA’s Steve Graham give his Hyperwall talk, “Overview of NASA’s Earth Observing Satellites and Models” at the European Geoscience General Assembly in Vienna recently, this book is a welcome edition to the Greene’s Geoscience Library collection.
Forwarded by astronaut Piers Sellers, many of the world’s top remote sensing scientists showcase some spectacular and beautiful satellite imagery. These images are accompanied by informed essays on the science and the implications of what is shown.
For over 40 years, satellites have been orbiting the Earth and monitoring the state of our planet. Unseen by most of us, they provide information on the many changes taking place: from movements in the land and volcanic eruptions, to changes created by human impact, such as the growth of cities, deforestation and the spread of pollutants in the atmosphere and oceans.
You will find this is a stunningly attractive and informative book. For anyone interested in environmental issues and the beauty of our home planet, this book will provide inspiration for students, teachers, environmentalists and the general public alike.
If you would like a sneak preview of the book, you can do so by visiting the Greene’s Tutorial College stand at the Oxfordshire Science Festival, Explorazone: Hands-on weekend in Oxford Town Hall on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017 from 12 – 5.00 p.m.
“Our Changing Planet, The View from Space” was edited by Michael King, Claire Parkinson, Kim Partington and Robin Williams. It is published, with support from a production team at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre, by Cambridge University Press and is available on Amazon.