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Visions of Earth raises a curtain on the wonders of the world and thrills us with nature's opulence and humanity's splendor. Each image alone exposes a nugget of our planet's magnificence; the totality of the collection goes beyond our imagination. Turning the pages, viewers are struck by the richness of life on Earth. One photograph is more awe-inspiring than the next—chosen by veteran National Geographic magazine photo editors to present what is visually incredible. The photographs are drawn from the popular "Visions of Earth" feature in the magazine, (rated Number 1 by readers), from our own storied Image Collection, and from renowned photographers throughout the world, many never-before published.


Enthralling images fill the book in a gallery of stunning landscapes, fascinating people, amazing animals, and unexpected glimpses of the usual and unusual. Puffins' beaks signal breeding time in Norway and a speckled emperor moth in South Africa diverts predators with an illusion. An elephant takes a morning dip in India's Andaman Sea while Siamese crocodiles race in Thailand and surfers in Australia relish a perfect day. Monks in Bhutan run to dinner and a little girl in red stands out among white-robed women in an Indonesian mosque. Spanish youth decked in colorful, oversize papier-mâché heads celebrate a festival in Catalonia and a flower of flame blooms from a man's kerosene-filled mouth in a Sikh celebration in India.


Around the globe, amazing moments are captured in time, from a spray of flash frozen petal fragments in California to a truck show of chrome-covered and gleaming neon rigs half the world away in Japan. Visions of Earth is a welcome escape from the news of natural disasters, conflict, political upheaval, and social unrest that fills our lives. The book delights our senses, ignites our emotions, and renews our optimism, showcasing the many ways that our world is a marvel to behold and a privilege to call home.


  • Hardcover
  • 512 pages; 250 color photographs
  • 9 1/8" x 10 7/8"
  • © 2011

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Visions of Earth
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to understand (4)
  • Innovative ideas (3)
  • Rich resource (3)
  • Well written (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Older readers (4)
    • Younger readers (4)
    • Gift (3)
    • Reference (3)
    • Travel reading (3)

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    5.0

    Great!

    By BoulderDhyan

    from Boulder, CO

    About Me Bookworm

    Pros

    • Beautiful pictures
    • Deeply Informative
    • Easy To Understand

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Reference
      • Special Needs
      • Travel Reading
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Visions of Earth:

      I sent this book to one of my prison penpals. He was thrilled with the pictures and the view of the world he no longer sees.

       
      5.0

      This book is great!

      By KLK

      from Phnom Penh, Cambodia

      About Me Everyday Reader

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Understand
      • Groundbreaking Research
      • Innovative Ideas
      • Nothing To Disagree With
      • Rich Resource
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Older Readers
        • Reference
        • Special Needs
        • Travel Reading
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about Visions of Earth:

        I read it almost everyday. This book contains so many things that I need to know.

         
        5.0

        Beautiful visions of the Earth

        By Mario

        from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

        About Me Bookworm

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Deeply Informative
        • Easy To Understand
        • Groundbreaking Research
        • Innovative Ideas
        • Rich Resource
        • Well Written
        • Words Leap From The Book

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Older Readers
          • Reference
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about Visions of Earth:

          This is beautiful book. I will be passing it on to my children ages 21 years and 16 years. The words leap from the pages and dazzle the mind.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Absolutely stunning, beautiful photos!!

          By Chicago girl

          from Chicago

          About Me Everyday Reader

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Understand
          • Innovative Ideas
          • Rich Resource
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Older Readers
            • Travel Reading
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about Visions of Earth:

            Outstanding, gorgeous photos!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful

            By Jomi17

            from East Bay, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Visions of Earth:

            Beautiful and inspiring photographs that I never tire of viewing. Each time I open the book, I am in awe of the photographers.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Got it for my toddlers

            By Phenym

            from Valparaiso, IN

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • BEAUTIFUL
            • Colorful
            • Large variety

            Cons

            • bulky

            Best Uses

            • Reading Time

            Comments about Visions of Earth:

            I got this for my toddlers and I to peruse. There are a huge variety of pictures in here and holds their interest.

             
            5.0

            perfect book for a gift!

            By tiddleyb

            from fort jones ca

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Wonderful book

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Visions of Earth:

                Beautiful pictures, anyone who picks it up can't put it down!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful depiction of our planet!

                By jojochicago

                from Chicago,Il

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Stunning photography

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Visions of Earth:

                    I can look at this gorgeous book overe and over and each time see something new in a photo that I hadn't seen before!

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Wonderful Book

                    By Jenny

                    from Camden,Arkansas

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Beautiful pictures
                    • great conversation piece
                    • Sectioned into categories
                    • Very Large Hardcover
                    • Well worth the price

                    Cons

                    • Very large

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift for photo lovers
                    • Gift for self

                    Comments about Visions of Earth:

                    This book is beautiful! I love opening it up to random pages and looking at the amazing photo's within. It is VERY large and heavy, which is a pro and a con because it's prefect for a bigger coffee table but it is cumbersome. It's a great conversation piece as well.

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    BEAUTIFUL BOOK

                    By Garden Mom

                    from Alamogordo, NM

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • A coffee table must
                    • Stunning Photographs

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Visions of Earth:

                        A must for everyone's home library -- especially gardeners. Nature at its finest.

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