A new book features breathtaking, high-definition satellite photographs of Earth and reveals man impact on our planet. Overview: A New Perspective of Earth by Benjamin Grant contains more than 200 satellite images of industry, agriculture, architecture, and nature.
The locations captured in stunning high-resolution imagery include the largest aircraft storage and preservation facility in the world, located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, USA. The boneyard – run by the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group – contains more than 4,400 retired American military and government aircraft.
The photo below shows part of Dadaab in northern Kenya , the largest refugee camp in the world with an estimated total population of 400,000. Hagadera, seen here on the right, is the largest section of and is home to 100,000 refugees.
The Port of Antwerp in Belgium is the second largest port in Europe, behind the Port of Rotterdam.
Every year, tulip fields in Lisse, Netherlands begin to bloom in March and are in peak bloom by late April.
Olive tree groves cover the hills of Córdoba, Spain.
Evaporation ponds are visible at the potash mine in Moab, Utah, USA. The mine produces muriate of potash, a potassium-containing salt that is a major component in fertilisers. The salt is pumped to the surface from underground brines and dried in massive solar ponds that vibrantly extend across the landscape.
The Arlit Uranium Mine is located in Arlit, Niger.
The coal terminal at the Port of Qinhuangdao in China is the largest coal shipping facility in the country.
The villas of Marabe Al Dhafra in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, are home to approximately 2,000 people.
Moored houseboats float peacefully on the New Bullards Bar Reservoir in Yuba County, California, USA.
Delray Beach, Florida: 26.475547°, -80.156470°© DigitalGlobe, Inc
Sun Lakes, Arizona, USA is a planned community with a population of approximately 14,000 residents, most of whom are senior citizens.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport stretches across 70 square kilometres (27 square miles) in Texas, USA. The facility is the tenth busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic, accommodating more than 64 million passengers each year.
Cargo ships and tankers – some weighing up to 300,000 tonnes – wait outside the entry to the Port of Singapore.
A turbine interchange connects two highways in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Angkor Wat, a temple complex in Cambodia, is the largest religious monument in the world (first it was Hindu, then Buddhist).
The Eixample District in Barcelona, Spain is characterised by its strict grid pattern and apartments with communal courtyards.
Ipanema Beach is located in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Burning Man is a week-long, annual event held in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, USA.
Central Park in New York City, USA spans 341 hectares (843 acres), which is 6% of the island of Manhattan.
Tailings are the waste and by-products generated by mining operations. The tailings seen here were pumped into the Gribbens Basin, next to the Empire and Tilden Iron Ore Mines in Negaunee, Michigan, USA.
The Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California, USA contains an aircraft boneyard with more than 150 retired planes.
Nishinoshima is a volcanic island located 940 kilometres (584 miles) south of Tokyo, Japan. Starting in November 2013, the volcano began to erupt and continued to do so until August 2015. Over the course of the eruption, the area of the island grew in size from 0.06 square kilometres (0.02 square miles) to 2.3 square kilometres (0.89 square miles).
Rub’ al Khali, or The Empty Quarter, is the largest sand desert in the world. It covers 650,000 square kilometres (251,000 square miles), and includes parts of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates.
Dendritic drainage systems are seen around the Shadegan Lagoon by Musa Bay in Iran. The word ‘dendritic’ refers to the pools’ resemblance to the branches of a tree, and this pattern develops when streams move across relatively flat and uniform rocks, or over a surface that resists erosion.