New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2009. 9.5 x 12.5 inches. 207 pages. Profusely illustrated in color. Original boards; pictorial dust jacket. A near fine copy. Item #406961
First edition, with an autographed note by George Steinmetz laid in, presenting the book. "Aerial photographer George Steinmetz, shooting from a motorized paraglider, has created an unparalleled portrait of Rub' al-Khali, or "the Empty Quarter," the largest and most likely the hottest sand desert in the world. Although only a fraction of the size of its giant neighbor, the Sahara, the Empty Quarter's punishing terrain has rarely been captured on film, and never from such a striking perspective" (the publisher).