World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 911 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
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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 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.
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Review: World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 878 UNESCO World Heritage SitesUser Review - Jessica-Robyn - Goodreads
World Heritage Sites is a great book for both basic reference and discovery. From each page there are amazing photographs of places most of us can only dream of seeing, pieces of world history. The ... Read full review
Review: World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 878 UNESCO World Heritage SitesUser Review - Aoi - Goodreads
Nice coffee table read. Pros: The immense number of sites covered is enough to take you on a whirlwind tour around the world. Cons: With its size, it's a handy reference book, but you can't use it for ... Read full review
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