This book is not about astronomy. It is a book of photographs of New Zealand taken during two early autumn tours, the first to the North Island in March 2000 and the second to the South Island in March 2001. The scenery is so beautiful it eclipses that of any other country in this author's experience.
Far from western societies and surrounded by ocean, New Zealand is sparsely settled. Fresh air, clean cities and towns, varied countryside, seemingly endless miles of lonely beaches, and large wilderness areas predominate. The result is a land made for outdoor living and a paradise for landscape photography.
New Zealand has the reputation of having within its borders most of the various types of scenic landscape the world has to offer. I went there to see this for myself: the World in Macrocosm.