EARTH. A fantastic picture journey, photographed from space. (Canceled)
Amazing images from EARTH, taken by the Astronauts of the ISS and cruising Orbiters over years. 3 Books , 720 pages!
EARTH. Yes, we live on it and travel easily by plane around the world... but we cannot see the fantastic and amazing world from high above like an Astronaut or a satellite camera...
When i researched for my Book "In this decade..Mission to the Moon" (published now in October), i discovered more and more pictures taken from Astronauts and cruising Orbiters since 1970, also to compare areas and developments of River deltas, Sea Coasts or the behaviour and influence of natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes or vulcanic eruptions in regions around the world over years and decades.
But how much satellites and since when are surrounding earth? What techniques are used? Where do they take photographs? A lot of questions appeared and it took a long time to find answers on one view... but you can read the details in this book. There are millions of High Resolution Photographs in hundreds archives of the NASA. It's like thousands of spiders would spin multiple Net-layers over the world, and each crossing point is photographed several times in the year.
This week i read the daily report on the NASA Johnson Website.. they downloaded 13 Terrabite of new images from the Landsat Orbiter on one day.. This is really crazy..
Astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) have a new view of Earth after the space shuttle Endeavour delivered the Tranquility module to the station. Measuring 15 feet wide by 23 feet long,Tranquility also comes with a cupola, a dome-shaped viewing port made up of seven windows. Perfect to take pictures ; )
The new Commander of the ISS, Alexander Gerst, is using the Social Media Channels in a perfect way, amazing Images go around the world through facebook, Instagram or Twitter, and many people asked for a book .. Here we go now for THREE BOOKS!!!
These three books will be completed with a nice cardboard slipcase. The Design will be finished during the campaign...
I wanted to make it as easy as possible and also try to make the Reward Setup not unnecessary expensive. So i decided to make a Hardcover AND a Softcover Version.
EARTH Hardcover // DIN A4 Landscape Format // 21,5 x 30x5 cm
EARTH Softcover version // DIN A4 Landscape Format // 21x30cm. High quality printed on 300Grams Natural Cover and 135Grams matte Paper. You can also buy the 3 Books for a Special price as a compilation and also pay a reduced price for shipping 3 times in one pledge.
We start with Part ONE! I need for each book approx 3 months for research, retouching and composing, making the final selection and text and finally printing and shipping. So it needs one year to produce 3 books with 720 pages in total. (in addition 4 weeks for the campaigns) If i reach the funding goal, i will be able to produce all 3 books in a minimal series. The next two book campaigns will have a very low funding goal, but we have the option to optimize every book and to have low stretch goals for additions. These additions will get all backers who pledged for the complete compilation.
If we reach the Stretchgoal of 20K €, i will add a nice Postcard Collection with 10 Cards to each Book!
The books will have different chapters with different Layouts. That depends on added informations, such as GEO Tags, there is one chapter where you can see the Coordinates and check them on your Computer in Online Maps to see the satellite informations and all the surrounding areas.
This is really very interesting, as you can discover more details when zooming or you also can go down with Google Street View if available.
We sort the pictures in these chapters thematically.. ICE, CITIES, VOLCANOS, STRUCTURES and so on...
Special selections define the chapters for all 3 books. This complete compilation will have 720 pages in total, each Book has 240 pages printed on a High Volume Natural Paper.
Chapters like "FIRE" will show Regions with heavy fires in the whole world. You will get a complete new imagination of these disasters, happening every summer in the whole world.
False Colours are also used to define Fire areas. This image obove was acquired on July 6, by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8. The image is false color to better differentiate burned areas (red) from the surrounding landscape. The fire is located five miles northeast of Fort Garland in the US and spanned on both sides of Highway 160.
In an another map based archive, we found the Infrared Series... very special and fascinating pictures, but difficult to research.. i have to click thousands of markers by chance in the world map to see the pictures.. but most of them are simply unsharp or overexposed.. tough job ..
All these False Colour and Infrared Images have a deeper, scientific sense. They show the evolution of land and water, they show the influence of man on nature. But also the evolution of natural disasters over years.
The "CITIES" Chapter will go over 3 books.. amazing details and structures in a mix of lines, rows, squares and rectangles...
WATER.. fascinating images of river deltas and basins, gulfs, coasts and different waterstreets on this planet...
STORMS AND HURRICANES..natural disasters transforming air and water.. and causing big eruptions and floods over the countries... the more fascinating the views from space are, the more catastrophic is the situation on earth..
THE POSTER SERIES
Printed on 200 grams heavy matte Archival paper in Museum Quality, you will get a selection of 50 stunning images from different Chapters. Some prints look better with border, some fit perfectly without borders in Frames. You will get a survey ca. 2 weeks after the Campaign to make your Poster selection. The posters will be shipped on beginning of December, so it's also perfect as a Christmas gift!
This is only a little overview on this amazing project.
If you pledge for the complete compilation, you will automatically receive your books. The slipcase will be delivered with EARTH 03.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING RATES
IMPORTANT NOTE: We ship the Books via Swiss, French and German Post. This is the only way to get moderate Shipping rates. As you know, shipping abroad became very expensive this year. Shipping for books is always WITHOUT Tracking! If you want or need a Tracking with insurance, you can book this in addition via the survey.
Shipping of the Poster Artprints is always WITH Tracking!
If you want a Poster in addition to your pledge, simply add the Poster Reward + shipping to your pledge and send me a short note!
I hope you like this project and help me to realize this fascinating Book Compilation! Thank you all in advance! All the best, Tim.
Risks and challenges
NASA, ISS, ESA, JPL
All pictures are Public Domain.
Printed and published in Germany.
Poster Art prints are printed in Studios in the US and in Latvia.
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