Benjamin Grant’s new book ‘Overview: A New Perspective’ is a compilation of incredible aerial photographs that show the reader the world from above. The book takes its namesake from the change in awareness from the world, often reported by astronauts who have viewed Earth from orbit. Before publishing the book, Grant ran a website and Instagram account, called Daily Overview.
Research has found that astronauts viewing Earth from space experience a cognitive shift, developing new way of thinking to accommodate and understand a previously unimaginable view. Grant hopes that his new book will give readers the same type of shift in awareness and thinking.
So here are some breath-taking aerial images of our planet, taken by Satellite.
Mir Mine, Eastern Siberia
The Mir Mine is an inactive, open-pit diamond mine located in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia. The mine is the second largest excavated hole in the world. The mine was active for 44 years, and at it’s peak had an output of 10 million carats of diamond per year.
Irrigation System, Saudi Arabia
Waste Ponds, Portugal
These wasteponds contain the byproducts of zinc and copper excavations from the Neves-Corvo Mine in Portugal. Typically, once waste materials are pumped into a tailings pond, they are mixed with water to create slurry.
Coal Port, China
The coal terminal at the Port of Qinhuangdao in China is the largest coal shipping facility in the country.Over 200 million tonnes of coal are transported to power plants throughout southern China every year from the port.
The Jwaneng Diamond Mine in Botswana is the richest diamond mine in the world. Its’ wealth is calculated by the rate of diamond extraction combined with quality of the diamonds that are mined.
Airport, The Caribbean
Princess Juliana International Airport is the main airport on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. The airport is well-known due to the fact that aircrafts approaching runaway 10 must have a 3° glide slope, meaning they fly at incredibly low altitude over the popular Maho Beach.
Aircraft Yard, Arizona
The largest aircraft storage and preservation facility in the world is located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, US. The boneyard – run by the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group – contains more than 4,400 retired American military and government aircrafts.