Coffee table books that bring the wonders of our planet into your living room


Spruce up your coffee table by investing in some beautiful books for you and your guests to peruse. Start off your collection by grabbing one (or two) eye-grabbing Earth focused compendiums. Learn more about our planet, gaze at stunning images, and wow your friends while keeping clutter to a minimum. A coffee table book takes us just the right amount of space and will leave your home feeling ordered and organized but never boring. From the plains to the oceans, check out some of our favorite Earth focused books and start planning out your table arrangement.

a view of a city at night: See the world in all sorts of new ways.

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See the world in all sorts of new ways.

text: Get ready to explore.

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Get ready to explore.

This book is the most extensive collection of Art Wolfe’s work and you don’t want to miss it. Wolfe has dedicated his life to exploring, understanding, and photographing the world’s richest sights; observing everything from various cultures and traditions, wildlife, and ecosystems. These images will get you thinking, right after you’ve recovered from being awe-struck. Populated with intimate stories about Wolfe’s experiences, this book celebrates the ways in which we are all connected to one another and specifically to nature. This book is 396 pages long, which will give you an ample amount of material to gaze at, wonder over, and learn from.

map: A head over heels vantage point.

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A head over heels vantage point.

Inspired by the astronaut experience of looking down on earth from above and seeing the Earth in its entirety (often called the Overview Effect), Benjamin Grant created this breathtaking work full of high definition satellite images that offer a perspective few of us will get to see with our own eyes. Images of agriculture, industry, coastlines and more populate it’s pages in an almost unrecognizable way. From