220 x 274 x 17mm
Foreword by Andrew Marr.
The series sets out to show how the country works and the best way to see it working is from above. It will investigate Britain's past and show how analysing the country from an aerial perspective can reveal much about the future.
The programme will show how satellites are now used to monitor change, and how the spy-in-the-sky monitors traffic flow, tracks weather systems, documents 'Secret Britain', records farmers' land use, assists hosepipe bans, logs the flow of pollutants and how councils plan to use satellites to set council taxes.
The book will follow the shape of the BBC1 programmes with three main sections:
Britain's Landscape, Man Made Britain and Wild Britain, showing island Britain's constant battle with the elements.
Aerial footage will show how phantom traffic jams appear, floodwater ebbs and flows while computer simulations will show the effects of building development in the next 50 to 100 years to show what Britain could look like in 2108.
The book will be a compilation of the most stunning images and computer simulations shown in the series, charting Britain's natural history, its industry and transport systems, its natural heritage and archaeology.
Lion TV in the UK is collaborating with a number of partners for this project including English Heritage, British National Space Centre, Royal Geographical Society, European Space Agency, The National Environmental Research Council and the National Monuments Records Centre.