Hello, Is This Planet Earth?

Hello, Is This Planet Earth?

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Popular Science, Space & Astronomy
Hardback Published on: 17/11/2016
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Synopsis

It's impossible to look down on Earth from space and not be mesmerised by the fragile beauty of our planet. During my mission I became determined to share this unique perspective of the one place we all call 'home'. This book captures a journey of discovery, not just the discovery of planet Earth - a stunning oasis of life in the vastness of space - but also the discovery of a newfound passion for photography, which has had a major impact on me. I hope readers enjoy leafing through these pages as much as I enjoyed taking these pictures. What is it really like to look at our world from the outside? 'Hello, is this planet Earth?' takes readers on a mesmerising tour of Tim's historic and inspirational six-month Principia mission. Based on over 150 of Tim's stunning photographs that he took on board the International Space Station, many of which have not been seen before, this lavish collection showcases the beauty of Earth from above, and is the perfect visual time capsule of Tim's remarkable trip, which captured the imaginations of millions of children and adults across the world. The book can be enjoyed by readers of all ages, and comes with a personal commentary from Tim, full of his characteristic warmth and charm. The book includes breath-taking aerial photos of cities illuminated at night, the northern lights and unforgettable vistas of oceans, mountains and deserts. The title of the book is inspired by Tim's famous 'wrong number' dialled from space, when he accidentally misdialled a woman from the Space Station and inquired, "Hello, is this planet Earth?" During his mission, Tim conducted numerous ground-breaking science experiments and engaged the British public in ingenious ways. Tim became the first British astronaut to complete a spacewalk and the first person to run the London marathon in space. He spoke to hundreds of thousands of school children back on Earth via events such as the Cosmic Classroom live from the ISS, engaging over 1 million children during the whole mission. He was also involved in other memorable events, such as presenting the BRIT Awards live from space in a dinner jacket. 24 million people watched Tim blast off and over 2 million fans continue to follow his updates across social media. In the Queen's birthday honours, Tim was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George, an award given to those who have given distinguished service overseas, or, in Tim's case, in space. Tim's proceeds received from the book will be donated to The Prince's Trust.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781780897158
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 1101g
  • Dimensions: 237 x 236 x 25 mm

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Hello, Is This Planet Earth?
Review of Tim Peake's "Hello, is this Planet earth?"
I bought Tim Peake's magnificent pictorial of his space journey for my 10 year old grandson, for Christmas. WOW! What a popular Grandfather I have become... READ MORE
Chris Sealy
Hello, Is This Planet Earth?
Brilliant!
This is an absolutely stunning book! Tim Peake's text matches the quality of his photos, taking the reader up into space with him. Would I recommend this ... READ MORE
Diane Howell
Hello, Is This Planet Earth?
Historic
An absolutely brilliant and historic book, Tim Peaks narrative makes it so familiar. Would reccomend this for any member of the family.
Hazel Allchin
Hello, Is This Planet Earth?
Something new everytime
Each time we pick up this book we find something new. The photographs are in such detail and with such clarity you feel you could see individual people. Co... READ MORE
Jupiter
Hello, Is This Planet Earth?
Us and the rest
Stunning. It's hard to say anything more. The photos in this book serve exquisitely to remind us of our individuality on this planet, and also our inconseq... READ MORE
Tony Greaves
Hello, Is This Planet Earth?
Don't miss this! A ride on the international Space Station with Tim Peake
Tim Peake's stunning photos and his excellent text make this an unmissable book! Do I recommend it? I have bought five copies of it for members of my fami... READ MORE
Diane Howell
Hello, Is This Planet Earth?
Tim Peake
Apologies, but unable to write a review as not read this book yet! To busy with Christmas & New Year. But I will.
Paul Shearer
Hello, Is This Planet Earth?
Tim Peake, his photographs
This book is absolutely fantastic, the photos taken by Tim himself are just superb. They show the earth, in great detail, taken during his space explorati... READ MORE
Ann Hill
Hello, Is This Planet Earth?
Excellent, beautiful photos
Bought as a gift, recipient really pleased with this (surprise) gift!
Laura Gregory
Hello, Is This Planet Earth?
Tim Peake at the ISS
This is a wonderful record of scenes that most of us can never see: our home as viewed from space. It has just enough words of explanation, and fascinati... READ MORE
Rosemary Stenning
Hello, Is This Planet Earth?
A fascinating book
This is just a tremendous collection of fascinating photographs which, given that Tim Peake is not a professional photographer, are amazingly well done. A ... READ MORE
Judy Granger
Hello, Is This Planet Earth?
A much appreciated pressie
Bought for 13 year old grandson wo was absolutely delighted photo's have sparked much discussion and prompted him to find out more about the places shown w... READ MORE
Anne Knowles
Hello, Is This Planet Earth?
Excellent book
Very interesting photos of the earth from a vantage point that none of us ordinary mortals will ever be able to reach. Good that all the profits will be ... READ MORE
John Edwards
Hello, Is This Planet Earth?
Spectacular experience.
This is an amazing book. The photographs are spectacular. To see the world in such a different way made me realise how lucky we are to have such a world wh... READ MORE
Brian Fishpool
Hello, Is This Planet Earth?
A great book for any age.
I bought this to give my grandson for his twelfth birthday, but had a quick look myself first and thought it great, and a lovely souvenir of such an histor... READ MORE
Marion Coates
Hello, Is This Planet Earth?
Hello is this planet earth?
Fabulous photos. A book to pick up and browse.
Sally Spicer
Hello, Is This Planet Earth?
Hello is that planet earth?
Brilliant book am going to buy further copies as they make wonderful presents for many age groups.
Janet Price
Hello, Is This Planet Earth?
Great present
Bought this book as an 80th birthday present for my husband. Never easy to find something suitable but this book was perfect! Wonderful photographs!
Pat Moss