Scotland from the Sky
Founded in 1919 by First World War flyers, Aerofilms Ltd began photographing Britain from the sky as a commercial venture, finding the shipyards and factories of the Clyde among its first customers in Scotland in the 1920s. Published to accompany the BBC TV series, this photographic survey draws on Scotland’s National Collection of Aerial Photography and mixes historical and contemporary images to show changes in the urban and industrial environment, view notable landmarks from a new perspective and reveal traces of prehistoric settlement in the landscape.
New York Air
The View from Above
New York has one of the most recognizable skylines in the world and its iconic street plan and waterfront make fascinating viewing from the air. Over the course of a year, George Steinmetz photographed the city in all seasons and at different times of day from a small manoeuvrable helicopter, capturing spectacular views of landmarks and streetscapes but also getting close enough to observe workers, tourists, diners, sunbathers and park players going about their business below.
A History of Britain From Above
Founded in 1919, Aerofilms Ltd married the art of photography to the new technology of powered flight to capture Britain as it had never been seen before: from the air. This volume showcases hundreds of the pioneering firm's aerial photographs, many of them rare or previously unseen, and tells how it survived the Great Depression, helped the war effort at the direct request of Winston Churchill, and charted the reconstruction projects of the 1940s and 1950s.
You Are Here
Around the World in 92 Minutes
During the 2,597 orbits he made on the International Space Station, astronaut Chis Hadfield took 45,000 photographs of the Earth. In this edited collection of images, Hadfield creates a single, ‘virtual orbit’ of our planet, capturing close-up detail of six continents. From the scorched-red ripples of the Australian outback to the pixelated farmland of California’s San Joaquin Valley, his work reveals visual patterns and abstractions created by climate, geological processes, farming, urbanization and, disturbingly, deforestation.
England: The Photographic Atlas
Getmapping plc was established in 1998 specifically to produce the first ever full colour, digital photographic map of the UK, using vertical aerial photography. Drawing on this 'Millennium map', the atlas of England resembles a modern Domesday book, recording in detail the variety of natural landscape within the country and human interaction with the terrain - from Iron Age settlements to sprawling 20th century suburbs. The Atlas includes a 27-page cartographic section (scale 1:288,000) keyed to the photographic maps, and index. With plastic carrying case. Due to its size, this book will be sent under separate cover to other titles purchased.
London from the Air
London is one of the world's great cities, a vibrant centre of business, government, media and the arts, with the architecture to match: a rich blend of medieval and modern, Wren churches and glittering skyscrapers. From Richmond to Greenwich, and from Westminster Abbey to the Shard, this book of aerial photographs reveals its intricate geometry of grand avenues, imposing squares and lush green parks, with the Thames weaving its winding course between them.