An Aerial Vision of South America, by Robert B. Haas.
Photographer Haas travelled in South America for years. This beautiful coffee table book (not to demean it...it is meant to be a centerpiece) has over 100 aerial photographs taken in (or rather over) 14 countries. The perspective is wonderful, the photos are gorgeous--cities, plains, forests, lush colors, beautiful patterns, with commentary by Haas throughout.
He took the photos flying over the land in small planes and helicopters.
The book was a gift from the folks at White Oak. They chose it because one of their two new conservation species is the Andean Condor (the other is the Somali Wild Ass).
Got to the National Geographic to see these and more photos from Haas's magnificent "Through the Eyes of the Condor" photo exhibit.