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World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 911 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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No school, public, or academic library could go wrong including the very affordable World Heritage Sites in both reference and circulating collections. — Booklist

In 1959, UNESCO launched an international campaign to safeguard the world's most important sites, which led to the first World Heritage List. This new edition includes the 21 brand-new sites, such as: The first capital of the Saudi dynastyColonial-period convict sites in AustraliaBikini AtollImportant commercial centers on the Silver Route and the Silk Road in IranSubtropical rain forests and cloud forests in Reunion National ParkA major reindeer migration route across the ArcticAn 18th-century astronomical observation site in India

The 911 sites are found in 151 countries across the globe, and strict criteria assures that only the most spectacular and extraordinary sites make it onto the list. Many are familiar, such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Great Wall of China and Mount Kilimanjaro, and many are less known but equally important, including Sweden's Engelsberg ironworks and the Sewell Mining Town in Chile. The United States and Canada together boast 36 sites, including the Statue of Liberty, the Mammoth Caves, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Historic Quebec and Everglades National Park, recently added to the World Heritage List of Sites in Danger.

Featuring gorgeous photographs and updated maps, World Heritage Sites is a uniquely comprehensive and valuable resource to the world's most important historical and natural treasures.

Book News Annotation:

This guide consists of color photos, maps, and descriptions of all 911 sites on the World Heritage List of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Arranged chronologically by year they were first inscribed, sites are described along with their location, classification (as natural, cultural, or mixed), and selection criteria. They include well-known sites like the ancient Nabataean city of Petra in Jordan, the Acropolis in Athens, Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the Galápagos Islands, Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland, Versailles in France, and Machu Picchu in Peru, as well as lesser-known sites like a coliseum in the village of El Jem in Tunisia, Palmyra in Syria, Canada's Wood Buffalo National Park, Chile's Rapa Nui National Park, Meteora in Greece, and Indonesia's Komodo National Park. Country and site indexes are included along with the general index. This third edition has been revised and updated. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"No school, public, or academic library could go wrong including the very affordable World Heritage Sites in both reference and circulating collections." — Booklist

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554078271
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Author:
UNESCO Publishing
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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