A French Photographer, Journalist, Reporter and Famous Environmentalist
“Life is like carrying a message from the child you were to the old man you’ll become, without losing it along the way.”― Yann Arthus-Bertrand
All living matter is linked. Water, air, soil, trees. The world’s magic is right in front of our eyes. Trees breathe groundwater into the atmosphere as light mist. They form a canopy that alleviates the impact of heavy rains and protects the soil from erosion. The forests provide the humidity that is necessary for life. They are the mother and father of rain. The forests store carbon. They contain more than all the Earth’s atmosphere. They are the cornerstone of the climatic balance on which we all depend. Trees provide a habitat for three-quarters of the planet’s biodiversity – that is to say, of all life on Earth. Every year, we discover new species we had no idea existed-insects, birds, mammals. These forests provide the remedies that cure us. The substances secreted by these plants can be recognized by our bodies. Our cells talk the same language. We are of the same family.– Yann Arthus-Bertrand excerpt from the Documentary ‘HUMAN’
Goodreads Earth from Above by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Lester R. Brown, Hervé Le Bras, Jean-Robert Pitte Very few photography books become a national sensation, but Earth from Above captured the imagination of a huge audience. This revised and expanded edition contains a new introduction by Lester Brown, founder and president of the Earth Policy Institute, new text and captions by environmental experts, and, best of all, an additional 17 photographs.
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