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Disappearing World: 101 of the Earth's Most Extraordinary and Endangered Places

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ISBN13: 9780061434440
ISBN10: 0061434442
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Discover the earth's most amazing places before they disappear completely.

Disappearing World will take readers on a remarkable journey to the world's most extraordinary and endangered locations. Since 1972, sites of natural, historic, and cultural significance have been designated as World Heritage sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Although World Heritage designation offers some protection, these sites are still at risk today from both natural and man-made causes, such as earthquakes in Peru, civil strife in the Congo, and unsustainable tourism in Cambodia. Disappearing World uncovers the dramatic stories behind 101 of the most remarkable and endangered sites from every corner of the world, including:

  • The Great Wall of China
  • Serengeti
  • London
  • Kathmandu Valley
  • Machu Picchu
  • Iguaçu National Park
  • Petra
  • Angkor
  • Ngorongoro
  • Everglades
  • Bam
  • Tropical Rainforest of Sumatra
  • Prague
  • Minaret of Jam
  • Historic Istanbul
  • Galápagos Islands
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Venice
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • ...and many more.
A portion of all proceeds will go to support the conservation of World Heritage sites.

About the Author

Alonzo C. Addison currently serves as Special Advisor to the Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. He is also President of the Virtual Heritage Network and Vice President of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage. He is on the boards of the European Heritage Network, the ICOMOS Heritage Documentation Committee, and numerous other organizations.

Addison has led field projects at heritage sites from Angkor (Cambodia) to Bagan (Myanmar), Peru to Egypt, and Belize to Bhutan. He holds degrees in engineering, architecture, and computing from Princeton and the University of California at Berkeley and founded Berkeley's Center for Design Visualization. He divides his time between San Francisco and Paris with his wife and two children.

UNESCO's World Heritage mission seeks to identify, protect, and preserve cultural and natural heritage around the world that is considered to be of outstanding universal value.

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saraj, February 12, 2008 (view all comments by saraj)
Loved it -- clear and beautiful introduction to the dangers the world's most important places are faced with. The mixture of natural and archaeological and architectural wonders was new but makes perfect sense. it starts with a world map, and then has the plane'ts most important places grouped by the threats to them. Each one has a description, nice detail map to help put it in context, and dramatic photos. Even some fun facts on each one.

A beautiful large format book with 101 different sites to keep you thinking about the planet and your next destination!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061434440
Subtitle:
101 of the Earth's Most Extraordinary and Endangered Places
Publisher:
Harper
Author:
Addison, Alonzo C.
Author:
United Nations Educational, Scienti
Author:
United Nations Educational Scientific an
Author:
United Nations Educational Scientific an
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
National parks and reserves
Subject:
Historic sites
Subject:
Cultural property -- Protection.
Subject:
World Heritage areas - Protection
Subject:
Outdoors-Lore and Survival
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20080205
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 53.79 oz

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