World Heritage: Monumental Sites
This second volume, dedicated specifically to monumental sites, focuses on forty-seven emblematic instances of diverse geographic, cultural, and historic sites, providing each with a clear, well-documented explanatory text, enriched with in-depth boxes and a beautiful selection of pictures with detailed captions. This volume is a fabulous guide through wonderful sites such as the Palace and Gardens of Schonbrunn, the Palace and Gardens of Versailles, Mount Athos, The Kremlin of Moscow, the Great Wall of China, the Potala Palace in Lhasa, the Forbidden City in Beijing, The Taj Mahal, the Royal Palaces of Abomey, the Pueblo of Taos and the Statue of Liberty in New York among many others.
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Its present - day name was mistakenly given it by the German cosmographer Martin Behaim who , in his globe of 1492 , confused it , based on information gathered from Marco Polo , with Madagosho or Madagascar , which is further north .
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Monumental Sites : Treasury of World Culture Series UNESCO World Heritage (World Heritage)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This lavishly illustrated work is the second of three volumes in the "UNESCO World Heritage" series, which draws from some 700 sites on the World Heritage List to present works thematically. This ... Read full review
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