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Earth from above for young readers
Arthus-Bertrand, Yann.
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Uniform Title:
Terre vue du ciel. English
Publication Information:
New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2002.
Physical Description:
77 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 32 cm
Presents aerial photographs of various scenes from around the world including fishermen in Morrocco, a farm on the island of Crete, and a mangrove forest in New Caledonia.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.0 1.0 108473.
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TR810 .A7713 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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Younger readers can experience the breathtaking aerial photographs of Arthus-Bertrand in this charming book. These mysterious photos are eye-catching works of art, but there's more there than meets the eye. This title tells the dynamic story of the diversity of the world's cultures and climes.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Youngsters get a bird's eye world-view in Earth from Above for Young Readers, concept and photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, text by Robert Burleigh, illus. by David Giraudon, and adapted from their adult title, Earth from Above: 365 Days. Stunning full-color photos reveal cotton crops on the Cote d'Ivoire that look like giant cauliflower from the air, and New York's Yankee Stadium, where a lone outfielder dots the center of a seemingly striped expanse of green. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4 Up-The 34 stunning aerial views from all over the world were snapped by photographer Arthus-Bertrand while leaning out of a helicopter. The images appeared in his earlier book for adults, Earth from Above: 365 Days (Abrams, 2001), but here they are larger and even more gorgeous. Twenty-two of them feature African scenes, and the remaining 12 cover the other continents. The pictures range from natural beauty without any sign of humanity (a mangrove forest in New Caledonia) to completely manmade environments (dye vats in Morocco) to a mixture of both (dates drying in a palm grove in Egypt). Burleigh's interesting and informative text expands on each photo, explaining natural phenomena, human impact, and wildlife and human adaptations. To geographically orient readers, a small globe locates each country of origin with a red dot. While this may be too general a survey for use in reports, children will likely be captivated by its browsing potential.-Laurie von Mehren, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.