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 park is also the natural nesting place of the whooping crane and contains the
world's largest inland delta, located at the mouth of the Peace and Athabasca
rivers. The park has four main landscape features: a glacially eroded plateau; ...
Danube Delta Romania Criteria - Natural phenomena or beauty; Significant
natural habitat for biodiuersity The waters of the Danube, which flow into the
Black Sea, form the largest and best preserved of Europe's deltas. The reserve is
vast in ...
Doroche Private Reserve, Acurizal Private Reserve and Penha PrivaIe Reserve,
wiIh a toIal area of 1,878 km2. The area is home Io twenty-six recorded parrot
species including the hyacinth macaw (pictured right), the woHd's largest parrot.
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