Andrew K. Johnston is a geographer at the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, a research department in the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
[Review of 1st edition: ] The highly informative coverage of land surfaces, ecological features, landscapes and urban images is exhaustive.--Ian Gordan"Library Journal" (01/01/2005) This lavishly illustrated book takes readers on a world tour from space.--Lindor Reynolds"Winnipeg Free Press" (12/14/2007) [Review of 1st edition: ] Many telling photographs that show the beauty of our planet, and how much we have despoiled it.--Kunio Francis Tanabe"Washington Post" (12/19/2004) [Review of 1st edition: ] This extraordinarily eye-opening book explores natural and urban landscapes from a point of view that should make everyone worry about the fate of the planet.--Charles Matthews"San Jose Mercury News" (11/28/2004) Johnston has gathered amazing photos of our major cities, countries, and geographical highlights as seen from space.--Bill Robertston"Star Phoenix (Saskatoon)" (12/15/2007) Provides dazzling images of our world from a satellite's-eye-view, sometimes making us uncomfortable at just how much can be seen from those eyes in the sky.--Jodi DeLong"The Chronicle Herald (Halifax)" (12/09/2007) First edition chosen as one of the "Best Books for Junior High and Young Adult 2005" by Science Books and Films.--Science Books and Films (01/01/2006) [Review of 1st edition: ] Stunning perspective of the earth, which the author has skillfully represented... The beauty of river deltas, typhoons, erupting volcanoes, and even Vermont's fall colors contribute to this browser's treasury.-- (12/01/2004) [Review of 1st edition: ] A vast and varied collection of images, accompanied by educational text on the conditions of the earth.--Dwell (04/01/2005) [Review of 1st edition: ] Beautifully illustrated book... the pictures are so stunning that the reader is immediately drawn to them... Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers.-- (04/01/2005) [Review of 1st edition: ] A wonderful volume that entertains while educating... a masterful association of imagery and explanation... I recommend this book highly.-- (07/01/2005) The WOW factor of this book is gigantic. ... For Baby Boomers like me who grew up admiring those first Mercury astronauts, books like this one simply reinforce our admiration for the people who make these remarkable achievements in technology useful to our everyday lives. But there's also no escaping the awe-inspiring splendor of the pictures in this book.-- (01/01/2008) This blend of scientific data and beautiful images make the book a delight both the mind and the eye.--Shutterbug (01/08/2008)