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Our Changing Planet

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  • 588 colour illus.
  • Page extent: 400 pages
  • Size: 317 x 258 mm
  • Weight: 2.4 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521828703)

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Figures from Appendix 1

Figures from Part I The Dynamic Atmosphere

Figures from Part II The Vital Land

Figures from Part III The Restless Ocean

Figures from Part IV The Frozen Caps

Figures from Part V Evidence of Our Tenure

The Gold Standard in Satellite Imaging!

Our Changing Planet is an absolute must-have for anyone interested in the changes human activity is causing to the Earths atmosphere, oceans and land surfaces. A team of editors from NASA and the worlds top remote sensing experts explain the science behind the matchless images distributed throughout this book, taken at local, regional and global scales over a period of 40 years.


Astronaut Piers Sellers on a spacewalk during the STS-112 mission, October 2002. (Image courtesy the Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center.)Earth taken on December 7, 1972 by the Apollo 17 crew while traveling toward the moon. (Image courtesy the Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, photograph number AS17-148-22727)

Crop circles in southwest Kansas, in the central United States, June 24, 2001. (Data from the ASTER instrument on the Terra satellite; figure courtesy United States / Japan ASTER Science Team and the NASA Earth Observatory.)

The Pasterze Glacier in western Austria, October 3, 2001. (Data from IKONOS satellite; image Space Imaging.)


NASA false-color, infrared, vertical aerial photograph of Mulajokull, a surge type outlet glacier from the Hofsjokull ice cap, Iceland, August 19, 1973.

A composite image of the world at night, 2000. (Data from the OLS instrument on a DMSP satellite, provided by Christopher D. Elvidge, NOAA NESDIS National Geophysical Data Center.)

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