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Earth Flight Breathtaking Photographs from a Bird's-eye View of the World (Hardcover)

Author:  John Downer
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Product Details:

Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1770850392
ISBN-13: 9781770850392
Sku: 225016247
Publish Date: 12/8/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 12L x 1.25T
Pages:  240
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A guided tour of the world through the eyes of birds.

For his award-winning In-Flight Movie, filmmaker John Downer devised a 61/2-ounce camera that could be carried by a trained buzzard. Eagle followed, for which Downer used a smaller video camera with an onboard transmitter to film a raptor's flight over the Alps. Supernatural continued the pioneering work, using a flock of greylag geese. Flock leader Buff was trained to carry a harness holding an even tinier camera, the "Goosecam," which captured amazing views from inside the flock.

EarthFlight, Downer's latest film project, is a six-part series. It uses spycams, microlights, hang-gliders, miniature helicopters and wirecams to give viewers a privileged perspective of birds in flight. Whether soaring 10,000 feet high over the Sahara or skimming yards over the Great Wall of China, EarthFlight the film allows viewers to take part in the miracle of flight.

Every page shows us what the birds see--winding shorelines, bustling cities, sunsets and storms, mountains, canyons and roiling seas--and the animals they encounter: pelicans diving for fish, a tiger drinking from a stream, migrating reindeer, dolphins playing, and in the desolation of the desert, a nomadic family. The book closes with a "Making of" chapter.

EarthFlight truly is a bird's eye view, a pioneering work of genius and a memorable journey around the world like no other.


"Though the photos are spectacular, the final chapter might be the most remarkable aspect of the book, as Downer details how he and his team captured these amazing shots, as well as discussing the many obstacles they faced. A genuine treasure...." (starred review) 02/13/2012
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