‘You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes’ by Chris Hadfield

You Are HerestarstarstarstarMaybe it’s the proximity of my house to Heathrow but the speed at which we can hop and bop around the world amazes me. London in the morning, Hong Kong at bedtime. Dubai for dinner,  Los Angeles for lunch. But circling the globe in 92 minutes aboard the International Space Station, definitely takes the jet setting cake.

Chris Hadfield, Canadian and author of An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, has produced a whimsical annotated scrapbook that is actually a unique geography and art lesson. With the perspective that emerged from Hadfield’s sojourn in space, he presents a beautiful picture book that is both a commentary on human life and a visual essay on the awesome wonders of creation.

‘You are Here’ is a quirky reversal of what we earthlings do when we try to find images in the clouds. Hadfield has a creative eye and a sense of humour that makes this collection of unique photographs a lively addition to any coffee table. A great gift idea.

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