A Hymn to the Planet and Humanity
- Publication Date: June 1, 2009
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Trim Size: 8 1⁄4 x 5 1⁄2
- ISBN: 9780810984349
- Page Count: 192
- Illustrations: 84 full-color illustrations
- Rights: World English
From the author of the multimillion-copy international bestseller Earth From Above comes a moving and brilliantly photographed new book. Home, scheduled to release in conjunction with a film of the same name, is a stunning visual odyssey. A globe-spanning exploration of the planet, complete with Arthus-Bertrand's unforgettable images and an informative text by the team at Good Planet, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development, Home is a celebration of Earth's beauty and an impassioned call to protect it from destruction. Compelling and defiantly optimistic, Home voyages through over 50 countries, considering the environment's current condition and factors which will play a role in determining its future. As Arthus-Bertrand says, "It isn't the 50 percent of forest that has disappeared that's important, but the 50 percent that's left."
About the author
Yann Arthus-Bertrand's more than 40 books include the multimillion-copy international bestseller Earth From Above. Born in Paris in 1947, his photography appears in magazines like National Geographic, Life, GEO, and Sierra Magazine. He is the chairman of GoodPlanet.org, a nonprofit association for the promotion of sustainable development. He also directed a series of four, two-hour documentaries based on Earth From Above and is the director of Home. He lives in France.