View from Above

An Astronaut Photographs the World

Author: Terry Virts

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426218648

Category: NATURE

Page: 304

View: 9873

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 View from Above

The Science of Social Space

Author: Jeanne Haffner

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262018799

Category: History

Page: 203

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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.

The View From Above

Author: Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

Publisher: Innocent Mwatsikesimbe


Category: Poetry

Page: 0

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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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848892248

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 4327

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: Donal MacCarron

Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd


Category: History

Page: 171

View: 2369


A View from Above

Author: Charles Feil

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780892724581

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 2266

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.

Abstract Earth

A View from Above

Author: Richard Woldendorp

Publisher: Fremantle Press

ISBN: 9781921361319

Category: Australia

Page: 120

View: 8488

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.

View from Above

Author: Brian Stewart,Brian Stewart, RBI

Publisher: Whitaker Distribution

ISBN: 9780942334012

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 8735

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.

The View from Above

Author: Vincent Cheung

Publisher: Vincent Cheung



Page: N.A

View: 444

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.

Commercial Satellite Imagery and United Nations Peacekeeping

A View From Above

Author: Rob Huebert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351950444

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

View: 5761

This book examines the possibilities for the use of satellite imagery in support of UN peacekeeping operations, and also to protect the national security of Canada. Experts in the field discuss the needs of peacekeeping operations, the requirements for the use of such imagery and the capabilities for providing it. The organizational, political and other issues which arise from the use of such imagery are also given careful consideration.

New York Air

The View From Above

Author: George Steinmetz

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419717895

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 9953

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.


The View from Above

Author: Dennis Horgan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848892569

Category: Dublin (Ireland)

Page: 256

View: 8521

These images showcase the beauty and heritage of Dublin, its man-made and natural features, from a rarely seen and often unusual perspective.

Wolfgang Tillmans

view from above

Author: Wolfgang Tillmans,Zdenek Felix,Deichtorhallen Hamburg

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub


Category: Photography

Page: 203

View: 9257

his photographs have captured the easy informality of a young, fashion-conscious generation,- Mark Irving, The Independent~I don't believe in coincidence and don't think I have a snapshot in my oeuvre. That's different to saying that I might work very quickly, on the spur of the moment. But my work has never ended with just taking the photograph. It is a material process, to do with making a thing. I apply my mind and craft to shaping that thing into what I want it to look like. Maybe all my work is about when does something gather critical mass so that it is recognisable. When is something nothing and when does it become something?--Wolfgang Tillmans

A View from Above

Options for Understanding the Revelation of Jesus Christ

Author: J. W. Murphy

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490850309

Category: Religion

Page: 522

View: 3906

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.

Seeing from Above

The Aerial View in Visual Culture

Author: Mark Dorrian,Frédéric Pousin

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857734326

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 9431

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.

New York Air

The View from Above

Author: George Steinmetz

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683355792

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 7554

Shooting in all seasons and from dawn to dusk, Steinmetz captures the thrilling complexity and romance of 21st-century New York, with its new skyline and waterfront landscape, dazzling contemporary architecture and historic buildings—along with parks and streets and rooftops used for every possible purpose, and the massive infrastructure that keeps it all going. Included are such iconic places as Central Park and Times Square, new landmarks such as the High Line and the September 11 Memorial, One World Trade Center and other additions to the exclusive list of the world’s tallest buildings, and intriguing sites throughout the five boroughs. Steinmetz records some of the city’s beloved traditions—such as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, the New York marathon, and the U.S. Open—but what makes his photographs special is their surprising intimacy, as they capture New Yorkers going about their lives in their remarkable city.

Napa Valley

a view from above

Author: Charles Feil,Ernest Rose,Andrew Demsky

Publisher: N.A


Category: Photography

Page: 112

View: 9268

View From the Top

An Inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World

Author: D. Michael Lindsay,M. G. Hager

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118901398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 5278

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 Finger Lakes Region of New York

A View from Above

Author: Charles Feil,Ernest Rose

Publisher: N.A


Category: Finger Lakes Region (N.Y.)

Page: 159

View: 8856

VFA Publishing's newest coffee table book with 160 pages of full color aerial photographs over select Finger Lakes wineries, cities, farmland, lakes, waterfalls, hills and valleys. Snippets of interesting information and folklore are woven into the area's colorful tapestry.Stunning photographs that will capture the attention of visitors and area residents alike.