America at Play

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From "The Playbook" by Alex S. MacLean

Remember the first time you took an airplane and marveled at all those tiny buildings, cars, and people dotting the landscape below?

For more than thirty years, aerial photographer Alex MacLean has captured that birds-eye view of theme parks, beaches, and other colorful American landscapes.

We've got a sneak peek of these exhilarating photos from his upcoming book, The Playbook. See a unique view of roller coasters, spy on summer picknickers, get an unusual look at a hot air balloon, and more.

Excerpt from "The Playbook" by Alex S. MacLean. Introduction by Susan Yelavich. Copyright © 2006 by Thames & Hudson. Reprinted with permission by Thames & Hudson. Buy the book from amazon.com

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