Overview | A New Perspective Of Earth


In 2013, a man with the name of Benjamin Grant started an Instagram account called the Daily Overview. Essentially, the Daily Overview has given us a unique and, frankly, breathtaking aerial photos of planet Earth; it has also seen a massive rise in popularity. Now, Grant has taken it further and brought us Overview: A New Perspective of Earth.

Essentially, this book is inspired by the “Overview Effect”; it’s a sensation and a cognitive shift in awareness that astronauts experience when they have the ability to look down at Earth from above.

In his book, Grant has managed to capture that effect by giving us a new way to look at our planet.

Photo of Central Park in Overview

Overview captures the inherent beauty that can only be seen from above the world.

Overview features more than 200 high-definition images of industry, agriculture, architecture and amazing patterns that can be found in nature. In addition to this, he also reveals to us the deeper story of human impact on the planet.

Photo of Valparaso, Chile

The city of Valparaiso, Chile.

Furthermore, this book is a spectacular photographic journey around our planet that invokes a sense of wonder and mystery. All of this from a new, aerial viewpoint that gives us a perspective of Earth like we have never seen before.

Wired had this to say about it, “Absolutely gorgeous, yet utterly gut-wrenching.”

Get it from Amazon here.

A picture of where we extract in Overview: A New Perspective of Earth

This book features various chapters that give us both mesmerizing beauty, and highlights the impact of humans on the planet.

Het Loo Palace in Apeldorn, Netherlands, featured in Overview: A New Perspective of Earth

Overview: A New Perspective of Earth

Article about oil extraction in Overview

A page out of Overview: A New Perspective of Earth

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