Markus Eisl is a physicist and remote sensing expert. Fascinated by the combination of technology and aesthetics, he has been an analyst of Earth-surface imagery since 1995. Gerald Mansberger studied at Vienna University's Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, one of the leading research groups in radar remote sensing for soil moisture retrieval and monitoring of other land-surface hydrologic processes. Paul Schreilechner studied biology at the University of Salzburg, where he discovered a passion for geoinformatics and remote sensing.
Water: Exploring the Blue Planet discusses water's interaction with human life. The work presents superior aerial photography that conveys a unique perspective on the issue of water around the planet. Each topic covered within the volume includes an accompaniment of aerial images captured by satellites. All satellite images contain captions explaining the location, the description of the area or population, and the latitude and longitude. In the final chapter, there is a discussion related to the capturing of satellite images, which gives further insight into the creative process behind this title. The text also escorts the reader through a short series of essays by several contributors. Even though these essays are brief, their topics are powerful. Essays range from natural formations by water to the power of water. The work concludes with photos of pristine areas of water on Earth. The images throughout the work provide influence and engage the reader, and truly offer insight into understanding water's role throughout the planet. Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and general readers.-- (04/01/2017) Selection, Holiday Gift Guide 2016--Entertainment Report (12/13/2016)