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World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 1,031 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 1,031 UNESCO World Heritage Sites World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 1,031 UNESCO World Heritage Sites World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 1,031 UNESCO World Heritage Sites World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 1,031 UNESCO World Heritage Sites World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 1,031 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Publisher: Firefly Books

Edition Notes: Seventh Edition
Author Statement: UNESCO
Audience: Trade
Specs: more than 1000 maps and 1000 color photographs, country index, site index
Pages: 928
Trim Size: 6 1/4" X 8 1/4" X 2"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20161004
Copyright Year: 2016
Corporate Author: UNESCO
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World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 1,031 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Reviews of previous editions:

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

"This treasure trove of a book... through spectacular photographs, shows how remarkable and beautiful our planet truly is. An excellent (and affordable) addition to any library."
-- Library Journal

Over 60,000 copies of all previous editions of World Heritage Sites have sold. This seventh edition fully updates the book to add the 24 sites newly inscripted into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2015.

The 24 new inscriptions include:

  • Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Hydraulic System, Mexico
  • Baekje Historic Areas, Republic of Korea
  • Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan" (Al-Maghtas), Jordan
  • Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars, France
  • Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Site, Norway
  • Singapore Botanical Gardens
  • The Forth Bridge, UK
  • Blue and John Crow Mountains, Jamaica.

World Heritage 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.

This is the seventh edition of a proven seller. World Heritage Sites attracts 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.

Bio:

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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