Swirling white clouds, deep blue oceans, and multicolored landscapes bring to life the pages of NASA’s new 168-page book “Earth,” a collection of images captured by Earth-observing satellites.
From a lava field in Iceland to the icy Patagonian landscape of South America, the 69 images in “Earth” present the planet’s atmosphere, water, land, and ice and snow with short explanations of the science behind each image.
“The spectacular images in this book remind us of the majestic beauty of our world,” said Lawrence Friedl, program director for the Applied Sciences Program in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Earth Science Division in Washington. “We hope these images inspire everyone to explore, understand, and appreciate the planet we call home.”
NASA brings together technology, science, and global Earth observations to provide societal benefits. The agency makes its Earth observations freely and openly available to those seeking solutions to important global issues such as changing freshwater availability, food security, and human health.
The book is available now in hardcover and ebook as well as online with interactive features. You can download a free ebook version of “Earth.”