An Astronaut Photographs the World
Author: Terry Virts
Publisher: National Geographic Books
This majestic National Geographic photography book offers a spectacular view of Earth from outer space, featuring aerial imagery taken from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut Terry Virts. Few people get the experience of seeing the world from outer space-and no one has taken as many pictures of Earth from above as Terry Virts. Celebrated NASA astronaut, pilot of the space shuttle, crew member on Soyuz, and commander of the International Space Station, Virts has spent more than 200 days in space-and very few of those days went by without his reaching for his camera. Now as never before, Virts shares the astronaut's view of the world, offering astounding aerial views of our planet and the vastness that surrounds it. The colors, shapes, details-and the stories they tell-are endlessly fascinating. Virts's book marries his stunning photographs with glimpses of everyday life in orbit. And amid this amazing show of Earth spectacles, he reflects on how the astronaut's point of view has shaped his life and spirit. Filled with magnificent photographs that will astonish and inspire, this book-and its intrepid author-becomes our guide to a new way of looking at the world.
The Science of Social Space
Author: Jeanne Haffner
Publisher: MIT Press
The role of aerial photography in the evolution of the concept of social space"and its impact on French urban planning in the mid-twentieth century. In mid-twentieth century France, the term "social space" ( l'espace social)--the idea that spatial form and social life are inextricably linked--emerged in a variety of social science disciplines. Taken up by the French New Left, it also came to inform the practice of urban planning. In The View from Above, Jeanne Haffner traces the evolution of the science of social space from the interwar period to the 1970s, illuminating in particular the role of aerial photography in this new way of conceptualizing socio-spatial relations. As early as the 1930s, the view from above served for Marcel Griaule and other anthropologists as a means of connecting the social and the spatial. Just a few decades later, the Marxist urban sociologist Henri Lefebvre called the perspective enabled by aerial photography--a technique closely associated with the French colonial state and military--"the space of state control." Lefebvre and others nevertheless used the notion of social space to recast the problem of massive modernist housing projects (grands ensembles) to encompass the modern suburb (banlieue) itself--a critique that has contemporary resonance in light of the banlieue riots of 2005 and 2007. Haffner shows how such "views" permitted new ways of conceptualizing the old problem of housing to emerge. She also points to broader issues, including the influence of the colonies on the metropole, the application of sociological expertise to the study of the built environment, and the development of a spatially oriented critique of capitalism.
Author: Innocent Mwatsikesimbe
Publisher: Innocent Mwatsikesimbe
Inspiration to Rise Above Your Problems Encouraging one to maintain a higher view on life’s problems and life itself, this collection of 18 poems not only evokes emotions, but it inspires, teaches and motivates. The poems were inspired by problems that the author faced in his life. During dark times in life, there is a light that comes from maintaining focus on the bigger picture; the view from above. Maintaining a positive attitude plays an important part in overcoming problems, and these poems induce positivity. Some poems demonstrate how to turn life’s negatives into positives and how to build your life up according to your plans, no matter what comes your way. Some of the poems offer encouragement and build your self-confidence and endurance. This book also gives an inspirational definition of a problem. A problem can be solved. If it’s something that you can’t solve, then it is not a problem, but a fact of life that you need to embrace.
The View from Above
Author: Dennis Horgan
Category: Dublin (Ireland)
These images showcase the beauty and heritage of Dublin, its man-made and natural features, from a rarely seen and often unusual perspective.
The View From Above
Author: George Steinmetz
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Aerial photographer George Steinmetz captures New York City's vast, dramatic, manmade landscapes. Included are photographs of iconic places such as Central Park and Times Square, new landmarks like the High Line, and historic buildings, streets, beaches, and rooftops.
An Inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World
Author: D. Michael Lindsay,M. G. Hager
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Learn leadership from the best—proven insights from the power elite in business, government, and beyond View from the Top brings readers inside the corridors of power and relates the personal stories and powerful findings from the Platinum Study, a groundbreaking study of 550 elite American CEOs, senior government leaders, and nonprofit executives based on ten years of research. The largest study of its kind, the Platinum Study delves into the domains of the elite with stories that illustrate both the use and misuse of power across the landscape of prominent American institutions such as AT&T, Harvard University, UnderArmour, JP Morgan Chase, Bain & Company, and the White House. The book explores not only how leaders wield power, but it also provides readers with insight into applying the strategies of the successful in their own lives. In the United States, only a few thousand individuals make the decisions that influence the lives of over 300 million people. Whether in the government, business, higher education, or the arts, these individuals direct policy and set the terms of national debates, yet remain virtually unknown. View from the Top explores the real lives of the elite and the social worlds they inhabit, revealing lessons about influence at the top, and the seven principles that shape those in power. The results of the Platinum Study include unexpected truths such as: Being born into wealth is a poor predictor of leadership success One program can set you on the path to leadership It doesn't matter what college you attend A leader's best work never sees the light of day Time-crushed executives are better situated than most to manage their family lives Crisis is the quickest way for a leader to shape an institution Working longer does not mean working better The book examines the different paths to power and describes the essence of leadership and the fundamental traits that distinguish a leader from the pack. For anyone seeking sharpen their leadership skills and impact the world around them, View from the Top: An Inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World provides the roadmap to taking charge and inspiring change.
The Aerial View in Visual Culture
Author: Mark Dorrian,Frederic Pousin
From sixteenth-century Roman maps, to the Luftwaffe’s aerial survey of Warsaw, the London Eye to Google Earth, visual culture is saturated with aerial imagery. The aerial view - the image of everywhere - has become natural, desirable, omnipresent, yet its rise to pre-eminence as a ‘way of seeing’ raises pressing questions about its effects and meanings that have not yet been explored. More immediately than any other visual modality, aerial imagery gives us - and supports our idea of - a totalising overview, a world-view, and thus in turn requires that its implications be explored as the ‘symbolic form’ of the global era. However this ‘view of the world’ keeps undergoing transformations as technologies continue to be invented and refined. Underpinned by a cross-disciplinary approach that draws together diverse and previously isolated material, this text examines the politics and poetics of the aerial view in relation to architecture, art, film, literature, photography and urbanism, and explores its role in areas such as aesthetics and epistemology. Using examples of specific cultural moments to elucidate the wider theory, this is the only book to provide a cultural history of the aerial imagination and its centrality to visual culture.
The View from Above
Author: Dennis Horgan
People usually get an aerial view of Cork flying to or from Cork Airport. But the view is short-lived and the close-up of the landscape disappears quickly. So aerial photographs can be absorbing as they appear to give a similar three dimensional aerial view. Dennis Horgan has flown extensively over Cork city and county and taken some spectacular photographs of the county's best scenery and various other man-made features to provide some unique imagery. From the ruggedness of West Cork to the fertile lowlands of East Cork, this collection showcases the beauty of the landscape from a rarely seen and often unusual perspective. So take a tour of Cork's varied landscape of coastline and mountain, rivers and lakes, ancient monastic sites and its colourful, vibrant city and towns.
A View from Above
Author: Charles Feil
Acclaimed photographer Chuck Feil pays tribute to New England with his stunning and unusual From Above series. He carries us over the states, presenting often familiar sights from a perspective most of us have not experienced. Landmarks as mundane as a granite quarry or lumber mill take on a beauty all their own when viewed through Feil's lenses.
Author: Brian Stewart,Brian Stewart, RBI
Publisher: Whitaker Distribution
The young daughter of a submarine captain runs away to San Francisco where the only work she can find is in adult films. When her father goes in search of her, he finds himself hopelessly trapped in the world of pornography where he is blackmailed into giving the diabolical Santero a nuclear missile, which he inends to launch at the city and its inhabitants.
Author: Hillary Frank
Publisher: Dutton Childrens Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Anabelle and her fellow high school graduates navigate their way through a disastrous summer of love and friendship in the small coastal town of Normal, Maine.
A View from Above
Author: Richard Woldendorp
Publisher: Fremantle Press
Abstract Earth will be released to coincide with a long-overdue retrospective exhibition of one of Australia's foremost landscape photographers, Richard Woldendorp. It showcases over 27 years' of Woldendorp's best aerial photographs. Woldendorp captures the vastness of the Australian outback, our distinctive coastlines and our man made landscapes in a way that combines both realism and precision with the power of large-scale abstract paintings.
A View from Above
Author: Kevin Dwyer
These photos are gathered to share the beauty of Ireland as it unfolded on Kevin Dwyer's photography flights over the last twenty years.
Author: Vincent Cheung
Publisher: Vincent Cheung
By presenting select episodes and discourses from the life of Christ, the Gospel of John offers a heavenly philosophy that is superior to any earthly philosophy. This book is a collection of articles on the first four chapters of the Gospel. Drawing attention to the foundational principles of this heavenly philosophy, it enables readers to appreciate the wisdom and power that the Lord Jesus has brought to us "from above," so that we may no longer think and live as people "from below." Rather, because we have been born "from above" through Jesus Christ, although we remain in this world, we are no longer of the world. As Christians, we think, speak, and function on a higher plane, an altogether superior level of competence and intelligence.
Options for Understanding the Revelation of Jesus Christ
Author: J. W. Murphy
Publisher: WestBow Press
Imagine what your Christian development would be like if • you grasped the true character of God. • you were captivated by appreciation of and love for God’s Word. • you were not frightened away by the “haunted house” of Revelation. • you appreciated how the early church’s experience influenced the message of Revelation. • you understood how various viewpoints on Revelation developed over time. • you enjoyed a perspective which prevents tunnel vision. • you understood viewpoints about which you were previously unaware. • you esteemed fellow believers who have different understandings of Revelation. • you appreciated how the meaning of Jesus’ sacrifice is pictured in Revelation. • you practiced the message of Revelation in everyday life. • you were strengthened by an unshakable faith in God. • your faith was heartfelt and growing rather than formal or ritualistic. • you were strong enough to stand firm in the face of any and all spiritual opposition. • you were known for your moral and spiritual purity. • you were able to resist the seductions of our culture. • you demonstrated the sacrificial style of Jesus rather than the self-serving style of society. • you enjoyed the blessings of those who “keep the words” of Revelation’s message. • your anticipation of Jesus’ return rose above a distracting concern with earthquakes, wars, and developing social events. • you appreciated your present and future spiritual realities. • you were eager rather than fearful about the future. • you enjoyed the depths of the relationship toward which God is moving us.
Author: Julie Ault,Daniel Birnbaum,Russell Ferguson,Dominic Molon,Lane Relyea,Mark Wigley
Publisher: Yale University Press
Few artists have changed the manner in which photographic images are made, read, and received over the past two decades as dramatically as German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans (b. 1968). One of the most important and distinctive artists to emerge in the 1990s, Tillmans’s work is internationally recognized for its powerful reflections on the often overlooked objects and moments in everyday life. With images culled from the entirety of Tillmans’s career, this generously illustrated book accompanies the artist’s first retrospective exhibition in the United States and features the potent effects of his portraits, abstractions, and structural and sculptural motifs. Essays by leading scholars examine the context of the German art and pop cultural scene in which Tillmans first began working in the late 1980s; his use of magazines as both venue and source materials; his unique approach to portraiture; his ability to create a sense of intimacy between the viewer and subjects ranging from his friends to cultural figures and heads of state; and his distinctive approach to presenting his images in displays and installations. A fascinating look at the breadth of Tillmans’s career to date, including his most recent new work, this book demonstrates the renowned abilities of one of the art world’s most revolutionary photographers.
War, Violence, and Verticality
Author: Peter Adey,Mark Whitehead,Alison J. Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"A series of in-depth accounts of 'the view from above' in shaping notions of territory, security and conflict"--
Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System
Author: Ian Angus
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Political Science
Science tells us that a new and dangerous stage in planetary evolution has begun—the Anthropocene, a time of rising temperatures, extreme weather, rising oceans, and mass species extinctions. Humanity faces not just more pollution or warmer weather, but a crisis of the Earth System. If business as usual continues, this century will be marked by rapid deterioration of our physical, social, and economic environment. Large parts of Earth will become uninhabitable, and civilization itself will be threatened. Facing the Anthropocene shows what has caused this planetary emergency, and what we must do to meet the challenge. Bridging the gap between Earth System science and ecological Marxism, Ian Angus examines not only the latest scientific findings about the physical causes and consequences of the Anthropocene transition, but also the social and economic trends that underlie the crisis. Cogent and compellingly written, Facing the Anthropocene offers a unique synthesis of natural and social science that illustrates how capitalism's inexorable drive for growth, powered by the rapid burning of fossil fuels that took millions of years to form, has driven our world to the brink of disaster. Survival in the Anthropocene, Angus argues, requires radical social change, replacing fossil capitalism with a new, ecosocialist civilization.
Author: Antony Lilles
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
A humble prayer calls down fire from above, and as we learn to live a life rooted in prayer, this heavenly fire grows into a profound awareness of the presence of God. This is the deepest purpose of prayer, and making this journey is essential for reaching the heights of holiness for which we were made. In Fire From Above, Dr. Anthony Lilles, Academic Dean at St. John’s Seminary in California, shows you how to put your whole life in conversation with the Risen Lord within the Catholic tradition of spirituality. The wisdom of great saints and mystics will help you discover how to surrender your pride and appeal to God with humble trust, and how prayer addresses your deepest human needs. Dr. Lilles then shows you how the mystery of prayer unfolds, and how God provides heroic levels of courage and deep internal resolve through humble and persevering devotion. You’ll examine how spiritual battles and dryness in prayer are essential to reaching communion with God, including the dark night of the soul. In these remarkable pages, you’ll also explore: Why finding time to pray is always possible and necessary even when life is busyHow the proper use of sacramentals can render the heart more vulnerable to God’s saving power while protecting it from evil.Practical ways to confront self-deception and other challenges to contemplative prayer.How forgiveness and bearing hardships are means for spiritual maturityThe indispensible role of Our Lady in the life of faith Read these pages, and you’ll soon embark on the epic adventure which is the life of prayer, and you’ll find encouragement to desire neither the goods nor the experiences of this world, but instead to pursue alone the Lord and His divine plan for your life.