This book is brilliantly conceived, magnificently executed, and superbly produced. The photographer has an uncanny ability to find beauty in--of all things- geology! But this isn't a textbook. It is a compilation of aerial photographs of the earth, which can only be described as uncanny and remarkable. When you think about it, Bernhard Edmaier had to first see a scene from the air and then realize its potential. But then he had to figure out where the sun needed to be in order to really capture the colors just right. Edmaier has a knack for this, which he has previously proven with his other masterpieces "Earthsong" and Earth on Fire". But this latest release is his finest book yet. All of his photographs in EarthArt are printed against a clean black background to really set off the quality of the colors and photographs themselves. I know of no other aerial photographer that can pull it off like Edmaier can. And a word about the publisher Phaidon; these are the guys that published the large-format post-911 masterpiece called "Aftermath" which I also own. Phaidon does justice to coffee table books, but manages to do it without charging an arm and both legs. And EarthArt is one of their latest offerings worth your consideration. Once you purchase this book, you will not be satisfied until you own the whole set. But what a trio of delights they are!!!