You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes ePUB Õ

12 thoughts on “You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes

  1. Gabriele Lucherini Gabriele Lucherini says:

    Foto stupende, descrizioni brevi ed incisive Hadfield si conferma un grande oratore e scrittore, oltre che un astronauta esemplare Consigliato per chi vuole vedere il mondo da una prospettiva completamente diversa.

  2. mjhobbes mjhobbes says:

    This book contains some 120 photographs of places on the earth taken from the International Space Station by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield Hadfield took about 45,000 images during his flight, so this is a fairly small, but nevertheless fascinating, sample.Looking at these images, one is often amazed that the photos are of the earth It shows a level of detail that is absent from maps There are quite a few cases when the photos look like abstract art and they can be beautiful, curious and strange in various measures This also applies to the ones showing the effects of human habitation, but also including, in at least one case, a disturbing one, namely a graphic portrayal of the consequences of deforestation in Madagascar pp 22 23.Although we are now accustomed to seeing imagery taken from space, the nice thing about this collection is that they are all taken by human hand, not robotically from an Earth observation satellite Hadfield s informative comments on the photos are brief, since this is primarily a book of images.I have one remark for those of us, like me, who find their knowledge of geography challenged It is not, in general, straightforward, to relate the images to a corresponding classical atlas view of each location The book contains a low resolution world map showing the locations of the places in the photos, but this is too coarse to permit easy reference comparison with an atlas There is another aspect to this, namely, that the orientation or, precisely, projection of the ISS photos is linked to the flight path, so a certain amount of rotation of each image might be needed to get a match with the corresponding conventional map representation So all the need to be sure you re looking in the right part of the map It follows that it would have been useful to have precise latitude and longitude coordinates for each photo, suitable for use for look up in, say, Google Maps or the Times Atlas of the World But don t let this put you off the book, which is worth buying for the beautiful photos alone.I can heartily recommend this book.

  3. Hayley Westwood Hayley Westwood says:

    I loved this book.The way that Chris Hadfield ties the images to parts of the Earth that the reader can understand makes it so much interesting and accessible.Who knew you could see the smoke from Australian bushfires from spaceSome of these photos really do look like works of art, even though some of them highlight the real devastation caused by humans.I would recommend for anyone who is interested in space, astronomy and or photography.

  4. manley manley says:

    Once the size of the pictures had been fitted on one s screen, they were amazing to appreciate Beautiful I was looking at them for a project about cosmic matters and getting an overview of Earth It would best be used as a coffee table book, always available to look at on a regular basis.The

  5. PsyGroover PsyGroover says:

    This is a great book, lots of stunning satellite photos, but then we can all access such photos for free on the internet, so in that sense the book is a little superfluous However I m glad I bought it simply because Chris is a great guy who has provided some wonderful Youtube clips from the International Space Station, and buying his book is a way of giving him a little back It s a good coffee table book, or christmas present.

  6. Paulinderwick Paulinderwick says:

    Fascinating compilation of pictures taken by Chris so at first you think I ve seen better, clearer, where they have been deliberately shot by the space station but this is what Chris saw and took the photographs himself and he has an eye, undeniably and the you immerse yourself in them the most you both see and realise that these are a testimony to his experience on the shuttle and what he saw and now you get to see his memories as he does that is a privilege indeed

  7. MindfulMama MindfulMama says:

    This book is so beautiful and fascinating It s good to have a hard copy of the wonderful photos that were coming back from the space station when he was there He s the best astronaut ever We love him in this household Meeting him and Evan, shaking their hands and having the first book An Astronaut s Guide to Life on Earth What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything, signed by Chris was such an exciting day Chris if you re ever in Oxford, we didn t manage to get this second one signed by you as we were on holiday..

  8. Lizzy B Lizzy B says:

    This is the ultimate coffee table book and oh so much The photographs are absolutely stunning Reading this book is a humbling experience Chris Hadfield was the right man to be up there If you only buy one Coffee Table book in your life make it this one its very special and I challenge anyone not to be moved by the images of our home

  9. Techno 4 Techno 4 says:

    A fascinating book with some very unusual photographs taken from the space station of various parts of the world Chris Hadfield flew over.Its a fact that most of us will never be able to travel in space but books like this give you an idea of the wonderful variety of landscapes and coloursfound while bombing around the globe at a phenomenal speed Well worth the purchase.

  10. ac ac says:

    Just purchased this book for my husband,he is thrilled with it Even if your not interested in anything to do with what is going on above us this book has been put together in a way that makes it interesting some pictures are shown how we would see them and how he has seen them and it gives you a simple understanding of how amazing it is.My husband would recommend this to anyone,great value as well

  11. Mr Ian Hulme Mr Ian Hulme says:

    A fantastic purchase as the proceeds go to charity However, I would not recommend this book if you re looking for quality images I was expecting higher resolution which was probably the wrong idea going in.


    Amazing photographs, they really have to be seen to be believed and capture an idea of how the Earth looks from the International Space Station Well worth buying.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes In You Are Here, celebrated astronaut Chris Hadfield gives us the really big picture this is our home, as seen from space The millions of us who followed Hadfield s news making Twitter feed from the International Space Station thought we knew what we were looking at when we first saw his photos But we may have caught the beauty and missed the full meaning Now, through photographs many of which have never been shared Hadfield unveils a fresh and insightful look at our planet He sees astonishing detail and importance in these images, not just because he s spent months in space but because his in depth knowledge of geology, geography and meteorology allows him to reveal the photos mysteries Featuring Hadfield s favourite images, You Are Here is divided by continent and represents one idealized orbit of the ISS Surprising, thought provoking and visually delightful, it opens a singular window on our planet, using remarkable photographs to illuminate the history and consequences of human settlement, the magnificence of never before noticed landscapes, and the power of the natural forces shaping our world and the future of our species