From Above and Below
Man and the Sea
- ISBN 9780500516904
- 34.00 x 26.50 cm
- PLC (with jacket)
- 200 Illustrations, 200 in colour
- First published 2013
From breathtaking coastlines to close-up images of sea life, From Above and Below is a compelling, unique journey. Telling the inspiring stories of research and activism occurring around the world, the book features cutting-edge views and interviews with experts from many fields.
‘Two of the biggest names in photography – one known for aerial images, the other underwater – collaborate to create a spectacular visual tour of the world’s oceans … dazzling’ – BBC Wildlife
‘A compelling, entirely unique aquatic journey … an unforgettable portrait of our world’s most mysterious dominion’ – National Geographic Traveller
‘Bursting with stunning aerial shots of our seas and coastlines, it’s a collection of images that has you gripped from the very first shot … more interesting still is the relationship between Bertrand’s incredible photographs from the air and Brian Skerry’s wonderful underwater world’ – Outdoor Photography
From the Arctic to the tropics, spectacular aerial images by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and underwater photographs by Brian Skerry offer a top-to-bottom tour of the world’s oceans, while the illuminating text covers the sea’s processes, from currents to food chains, while investigating challenges such as overfishing and pollution which are facing the oceans.
Through the dual perspective of two acclaimed photographers, From Above and Below explores the crucial and ever-evolving relationship between mankind and the ocean, forming an unforgettable portrait of the global need for sustainable development.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand is the author of more than forty books, including the international bestseller The Earth from the Air, which has sold more than three million copies. He is the founder of the agency Altitude, and in 2005, the GoodPlanet Foundation, which works to promote awareness about environmental issues. He also has directed a series of documentaries based on The Earth from the Air and the film Home about the environmental challenges facing our planet.
Brian Skerry is an American photographer famous for his underwater shots who has spent more than ten thousand hours shooting underwater. He began collaborating with National Geographic in 1998. Skerry has also worked on assignment for or had images featured in magazines such as Sports Illustrated, BBC Wildlife, GEO, Smithsonian, Esquire, Audubon and Men’s Journal, as well as countless other publications worldwide. He is the author of the book Ocean Soul.