Google launched Street View as an experimental project back in 2007. They packed several computers into the back of an SUV, stuck cameras, lasers, and a GPS device on top, and drove around collecting first images in few US cities.
What does the earth look like. The beloved planet that 7 billion of us call "home" Well, I am pretty sure that most of us would imagine earth to be a little blue ball floating in space or the map with mercator projection.
Aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, author of Earth from Above and related books of photography, ups the altitude somewhat with his new book, Earth from Space, in which he presents and interprets more than 150 satellite photos.