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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Ha Long Bay is known as a drowned karst landscape due to the exceptional
grouping of its limestone karst features which have been subject to repeated
regression and transgression of the sea over time. The limestones of Ha Long
Bay have ...
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2006 2007 1od The park is important for its karst features. There are at least 295
It is particularly notable for the Bungle Bungle Range, one of the most extensive
and impressive occurrences of sandstone tower karst in the world. Devonian-age
quartz sandstone has been eroded over a period of twenty million years into a ...
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