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The Worlds Heritage

UNESCO

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ISBN : 9780007845507
832 pages
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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. -- BooklistIn 1959, UNESCO launched an international campaign to safeguard the worlds mostMoreNo school, public, or academic library could go wrong including the very affordable World Heritage Sites in both reference and circulating collections. -- BooklistIn 1959, UNESCO launched an international campaign to safeguard the worlds 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 IndiaThe 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 Swedens 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 worlds most important historical and natural treasures.