Sunday, October 23, 2016

Overview, by Benjamin Grant

I don't know if I can even write a review of Benjamin Grant's Overview: A New Perspective of Earth. Seriously, you just have to see these pictures.  Grant has compiled pictures from his popular Daily Overview web site (Instagram feed, Facebook page, etc.).  Go there, check it out.  Be sure you don't have an urgent appointment, or you'll get caught up in the pictures and miss it.

That's how this book is.  Every page is jaw-dropping.  First, disorienting, because the scale and beauty are so unbelievable.  Then inspiring, a reminder of how much beauty is in the world that we never see.  That is, unless you're an astronaut.  Grant was inspired by the overview effect reported by astronauts, whose perspective on our planet is transformed by seeing it from above.

Spend some time with Overview.  Your perspective will be transformed, too.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!

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