World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 878 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Firefly Books, 2009 - Architecture - 832 pages
Updated for 2010, this guide fully describes every official UNESCO World Heritage site.
In 1959, UNESCO launched an international campaign to safeguard the world's most important sites, which led to the first World Heritage List. In clear text that highlights all the fascinating facts, this revised edition of World Heritage Sites details all 890 properties, including the 13 new sites added in 2009.
Covering 148 countries, the World Heritage List has proved to be a valuable tool in the battle to preserve much of the world's cultural and natural heritage. Its strict criteria result in only the world's most spectacular and extraordinary sites making it onto the list, including:
The new sites added to this edition are:
Featuring gorgeous photographs and updated maps, World Heritage Sites is uniquely comprehensive.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded in 1945 with 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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The Alhambra (in Arabic 'the Red') incorporates palaces, guard rooms, patios
and gardens as well as workshops, shops, baths and mosque (independently of
the church of Santa Maria built in the sixteenth century on the site of the royal ...
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew United Kingdom Criteria - Interchange of ualues;
Testimony to cultural tradition; Significance in human history North SŤo EUROPE
Since their creation in 1759, the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew have made a ...
This includes parterre garden beds, significant avenues includingthe southern
carnage drive and Grande Allee.the pathsysten. clusters of trees, two small lakes
and three fountains. 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987.
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