MOUNTAINS FROM SPACE
Using advanced satellite imaging, this book presents a collection of 148 dramatic views from space of the earth's mountains, including double-gatefold images opening to 44 inches wide. These are views that would be impossible to see with the naked eye, made from digital sensors 15 to 500 miles up; they capture great peaks and entire mountain ranges on all seven continents, unobstructed by clouds, haze, and the refraction of light. Compiled over five years by the German Remote Sensing Data Center, the collection includes false-color and true-color photos and panoramic digital composites, many published here for the first time. The authors?scientists and mountaineers?also use the images to illustrate a geological and sociological history of mountains.