Author(s): Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Brian Skerry
Ranging from the arctic to the tropics, from largescale views of Australias barrier reef to close-up images of sea turtles, "From Above and Below" is a compelling, entirely unique journey through a fascinating world. Some 200 spectacular aerial images by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and striking underwater photographs by Brian Skerry offer a top-to-bottom tour of the worlds oceans, while the enlightening text covers the seas critical mechanisms, from currents to food chains. Inspiring interviews of some of the worlds most respected researchers and activists also offer cutting-edge insight into the many challenges, such as over-fishing and pollution, facing the oceans today. Exploring the critical and ever-evolving relationship between mankind and the ocean, "From Above and Below" is an unforgettable portrait of the global issue of sustainable development.
‘Stunning’ – The Guardian
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.