GlobalXplorer: How You Can Be a Space Archeologist

A “hybrid of Indiana Jones and Google Earth,” archaeologist Sarah Parcak uses satellite imagery to scour the earth for remains and lost cities and now she’s inviting us regular schmoes to do the same. Parcak has just launched GlobalXplorer°, an online tool that means we can help search for these important sites so that archaeologists get there before looters do. She says, “Most people don’t …

Benjamin Grant’s “Overview: A New Perspective of Earth”

Stunning high-definition satellite photographs of our planet

Inspired by his hugely popular and oftentimes mind-blowing Instagram, Benjamin Grant’s new book “Overview: A New Perspective of Earth” mesmerizes. The hardcover tome boasts 200 original images that Grant created by stitching together several satellite photographs. The results are incredibly compelling—showing the wondrous ways in which the world is actually intertwined and connected. And, as the title makes clear, the photos oftentimes reveal an unexpected …