Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 21 Issue 03

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Volume 21, No. 3
Pages 107 - 108

BOOK REVIEW • Our Changing Planet: The View from Space

Reviewed by Tom Garrison | Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, USA

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In his lengthy foreword, astronaut Piers Sellers sets the tone for this beautiful book: “…there are dozens of beautiful coffee table books out there full of Earth images. I should know; I have a stack of them at home… But this book is more than just a succession of attractive images; it penetrates deeply into the science of what is being observed; not just the what, but also the how, the why, the where and when.” Exactly! Here is a superb summary of the present state of Earth systems science by some of the planet’s most effective practitioners of remote sensing and analysis.


Garrison, T. 2008. Review of Our Changing Planet: The View from Space, edited by M.D. King, C.L. Parkinson, K.C. Partington, and R.G. Williams. Oceanography 21(3):107–108, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.45.