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A visual odyssey that will change the way we see our
planet, this remarkable book, companion to the acclaimed Discovery
Channel/ BBC series, is an enduring and awe-inspiring record of one of
the most ambitious natural history projects ever undertaken. Using the
latest aerial surveillance, state-of-the-art cameras, and high
definition technology, the creators of Planet Earth have
assembled more than 400 stunning photographs of wondrous natural
landscapes from around the globe, including incredible footage of the
rarely spotted, almost mythical creatures that live in these habitats.
Many of the images reveal inaccessible places that few have seen and
record animal behavior that has never been filmed or photographed
before. With the help of this highly advanced technology and the world's
premier wildlife photographers, the book takes us on a spectacular
journey from the world's greatest rivers and impressive gorges, to its
mightiest mountains, hidden caves and caverns, and vast deserts.
Planet Earth captures breathtaking sequences of predators and
their prey, lush vistas of forests viewed from the tops of towering
trees, the oceans and their mysterious creatures viewed from beneath the
surface, and much more—in a magnificent adventure that brings
unknown wonders of the natural world into our living
rooms.

Copub: BBC Worldwide Americas

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Reviews for Planet Earth: As You’ve Never Seen It Before:

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Jul 09, 2012

Truly amazing. The parts I most liked:
1- caves: how time could be halted there for tens of thousands of years.
2-coral reefs: "There can be few pleasures in nature that compare with snorkelling over a rich coral reef". The surrounding land of the shores of the Red Sea is a true desert. "It is all the more surprising then to stick your head under water and discover a world so rich in wonderful designs and bright colours that you almost wonder if you have been affected by a hallucinogenic drug".
Truly amazing. The parts I most liked:
1- caves: how time could be halted there for tens of thousands of years.
2-coral reefs: "There can be few pleasures in nature that compare with snorkelling over a rich coral reef". The surrounding land of the shores of the Red Sea is a true desert. "It is all the more surprising then to stick your head under water and discover a world so rich in wonderful designs and bright colours that you almost wonder if you have been affected by a hallucinogenic drug".
3-deep ocean depths: No. You are not watching a science fiction. These are all real creatures. ...more
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Jul 10, 2011

This book has ridiculous amount of spectacular photographs. The text is really helpful and provides information you don't know, especially during the ocean chapter (for me), but I found a lot of the information stuff I'd already learned in school. I know why the South Pole is the way it is already, but that's fine. I just skipped over a lot of the text that I already knew. Really really good - a quick, if you skim a bit, fun read,
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Nov 24, 2009

I love the Planet Earth DVD set, so when I saw this book I new I had to read it. It is a great book and I still use it to get information from when I send out Trivia Questions. :-)
5

Jun 19, 2009

The first thing that a reader notes, as he or she leafs through the pages of this volume, is the spectacular color photos. This work is a companion to a series on Discovery Channel and BBC. The goal of the series and the book is described by David Attenborough in the Foreword: "So this remarkable and beautiful book should stand not just as a revelation and celebration of the wonders that our planet still retains at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It must surely also be seen as an The first thing that a reader notes, as he or she leafs through the pages of this volume, is the spectacular color photos. This work is a companion to a series on Discovery Channel and BBC. The goal of the series and the book is described by David Attenborough in the Foreword: "So this remarkable and beautiful book should stand not just as a revelation and celebration of the wonders that our planet still retains at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It must surely also be seen as an eloquent rallying call to all of us who care for the Earth's welfare to redouble our efforts to protect those wonders that still survive."

The "chapters" of this work include the following: The Whole Earth, Frozen Poles, The Great Forests, The Great Plains, The Great Sands, Mountain Heights, The Underworld, Fresh Water, Rainforests, Shallow Seas, and Open Ocean Depths.

Some stunning satellite photos are included. On pages 160-161, there is a satellite view of rain clouds being pushed across India by monsoon winds. On pages 222-223, there is another wonderful satellite photo of the world's largest river delta.

The chapter on rainforests (Chapter 9) is also beautiful. Whether satellite photos or more "up close" pictures, this chapter shows us the lustrous appearance of rainforests. We also see the animals living in the rainforests.

This review does not contain much analysis or critique; this is one of those books where I choose simply to appreciate the artistry of the photos and go from there.
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Feb 16, 2008

the companion volume to the astonishing bbc series of the same name. while much of the content is the same, there are photographs that did not appear in the televised version. as well, the text adds considerable depth to the breathtaking photography, though leaves you wishing david attenborough were present to read it to you.
5

Oct 15, 2007

I guess this book is one of my favourite of all times.
I absolutely love the Planet Earth DVDs and so I just had to have a look at the book (thank God for libraries).
The pictues are just awesome and I couldn't stop showing my hubby every single one of them (for some reason he didn't seem to care too much...)
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Apr 19, 2017

Loved this! I adore both the old and new versions of the on-screen Planet Earth, and the book was just as wonderful (with, obviously, a lot more information). Great as a "coffee table book", or to just read cover to cover (which I did).
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Feb 26, 2008

Absolutely wonderful photography and some really interesting chapters too.
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Aug 07, 2015

Very pleasing companion if you liked the series. Definitely worthwhile.
5

Dec 21, 2014

Beautiful, gorgeous and all nice adjectives one can think up. Stunning photographs with similar text to match.
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Feb 28, 2016

Really boring text for anyone with even the most basic science background (eg. watching Discovery Channel once in awhile), but pretty sweet photographs
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Oct 14, 2015

This book will really help you appreiciate the world around you.
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Mar 26, 2008

the images in this are amazing! If you love animals, the earth, weather, the ocean, you will love this book!
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Feb 12, 2008

We got this book for Christmas, I haven't read it word for word, but I have enjoyed looking through it, the pictures are amazing.
5

Mar 31, 2008

Just as good as the bbc dvd set. I'm glad they compiled this into a book. Some really great photography.
5

Jul 16, 2010

Another one of the few books I own that can just make me *drool* Fantastic companion book to the amazing series.
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Jul 16, 2008

This is also available in a DVD series, narrated by David Attenborough.
4

May 30, 2007

To said that I've read this book isn't exactly true. I looked at the pictures and read the captions. Watch the 11 part documentary was good enough for me. The pictures in the book are beautiful.
5

Mar 26, 2008

The DVD (BBC) of this is absolutely, eye-popping incredible.
Earth and its inhabitants and regions like you've never seen it before. It is about cherishing what we have, not lamenting what we are losing or wasting.
Wonderfully narrated by David Attenborough.
Do not miss this!!
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May 23, 2008

This book is filled with 400 amazing photographs which have been carefully and been taken with hours of preparation of landscapes. You will also see amazing photographs of creature you had no idea even existed. The TV series is also amazing to watch.
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May 29, 2007

Beautiful and interesting too.Based on TV series, it gave a broad picture of our planet with a description of the plants and animals who inhabit the various land and sea zones. Not only was it full of fascinating examples and marvellous photographs, the book clearly explained why the zones were different. A lovely book either to study or to use on the coffee table to dip in and out of at odd moments.
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Sep 20, 2013

Planet Earth is a book about the amazing wildlife events and Features on earth. The book showcases great natural events and takes you on a journey through the animals life and their great migrations.The book also teaches you about the history of natural features and structures and how they became to be what we see today all through spectacular photography.The book summarizes a number of episodes of the BBC documentary narrated by David Attenborough all in one.
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Sep 26, 2018

Excellent photography with extra ordinary explanation about our planet

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