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World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 1,007 UNESCO Workd Heritage Sites
World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 1,007 UNESCO Workd Heritage Sites World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 1,007 UNESCO Workd Heritage Sites

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Publisher: Firefly Books

Edition Notes: Sixth Edition
Author Statement: UNESCO
Audience: Trade
Specs: more than 950 maps and more than 950 full-color photographs, country index, site index
Pages: 936
Trim Size: 6 1/4" X 8 1/4"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20150827
Copyright Year: 2015
Corporate Author: UNESCO
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World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 1,007 UNESCO Workd Heritage Sites

The definitive guide to all 1,007 World Heritage sites.

"No school, public, or academic library could go wrong including the very affordable World Heritage Sites in both reference and circulating collections."
--Booklist (for a previous edition)

More than 52,000 copies of the previous editions of World Heritage Sites have been sold. This sixth edition fully updates the UNESCO World Heritage List as of 2014. Sites are judged under strict criteria with a view to the aim that they reflect the world's cultural and natural diversity and are of outstanding universal value.

In June 2014, the World Heritage Committee added 26 sites to the list. These inscriptions include the 1,000th site, Okavango Delta in Botswana and Myanmar's very first inscription, Pyu Ancient Cities.

Sites added to this new edition include:

  • Historic Jeddah, the Gate to Makkah (Saudi Arabia)
  • Grand Canal (China)
  • Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point (Mississippi, USA)
  • The Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont (Italy)
  • Decorated Cave of Pont d'Arc (France)
  • Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements of the Diquis (Costa Rica)
  • Van Nellefabriek "Ideal Factory" (Netherlands)
  • Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary (Philippines)
  • Silk Roads: the Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor (China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan).

This sixth edition of World Heritage Sites will attract a general readership as well as travelers and those with an interest in natural or human history, the Earth sciences, geography, conservation of the environment, wildlife and habitats; and planning and preservation.

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Founded in 1945, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has the ambitious goal to build peace in the minds of men and women through education, social and natural science, culture and communication.

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