06/01/2010 07:40 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

14 Amazing Images From $5800 Atlas (PHOTOS, POLL)

Would you shell out $5800 for a book? It may be worth it in the case of a new collector's edition atlas called "Earth." The book weighs 63 pounds, stands 2 feet high, and includes some incredible photography from all over the world. The maps in the atlas, put together by over 100 international cartographers, are accompanied by some beautiful pictures from the National Geographic archives, a few of which are in the slideshow below. Are images like this worth the hefty price tag? Vote on your favorites!

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