Collection by Aileen Kwun

Ever Wondered About the View from Space?

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Taken by satellites from DigitalGlobe's 15-year time-lapse image library, a new collection of photographs sheds perspective on nature and the built environment in high-definition. Consumer space travel may be just around the corner, but until then, we'll settle for "Overview: A New Perspective of Earth," Benjamin Grant's new book launching October 25 from Ten Speed Press. tenspeed.com

All photos are reprinted with permission from "Overview" by Benjamin Grant, copyright (c) 2016.
A volcanic island located 584 miles south of Tokyo, Japan, Nishinoshima began to erupt in November 2013, and continued...
Resembling branches of a tree, these dentritic drainage systems are seen around Iran's Shadegan Lagoon.
Located at the edge of the Mojave Desert, Victorville, California, is home to more than 150 retired planes; dry...
The Port of Singapore ships a fifth of the world's cargo containers, making it the world's second busiest port.
One square mile of tailings—the waste and byproducts generated by mining operations—are shown here, just outside of the...
Houseboats float along the New Bullard Bar Reservoir in Yuba County California.
Neatly delineated into as grid of streets, Manhattan's Central Park appears to comprise more than its actual footprint...
The town of Lisse in the West Netherlands is famous for the 2 billion tulips it grows each year.
Bright blue hues mark the landscape of Moab, Utah, where mines produce potash, a potassium-containing salt that is a...
Appearing like a giant oculus from above, the Gemasolar Thermosolar Plant in Seville, Spain, is a solar concentrator...
Clusters of housing with communal courtyards are placed along a strict grid pattern in Barcelona's Eixample district,...
A view of two swirling highways in Jacksonville, Florida.
Olive tree groves dot the landscape of Cordoba, Spain, where 90% of harvested olives are used to produce oil; the rest...
Cambodia's famous landmark, the Angkor Wat temple complex, constructed in the 12th century, is the largest religious...
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