From space, Earth is a magnificent sight, splashed with vivid colours, patterns, textures and abstract forms. Views from above can also provide telling information about the health of our planet. To help us understand the more than 150 breathtaking satellite photographs in The Earth from Space , Yann Arthus-Bertrand, the aerial photographer and devoted environmental activist, discusses the impact of deforestation, urban sprawl, intensive farming, ocean pollution and more. Using high-resolution imagery, we can monitor the evolution of vegetation around the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site, snow loss on Mount Kilimanjaro and the health of migratory bird populations. The Earth from Space s compelling selection of satellite images raises important questions about our future, while also showcasing the planets beauty leaving no doubt of the urgent need to protect it.