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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Wieliczka Salt Mine Poland Criteria - Significance in human history The Wieliczka
Salt Mine, located in southern Poland near the city of Cracow (Krakow), has been
worked as a source of rock salt since the late thirteenth century. Spread over ...
Mammoth Cave National Park iUSA Criteria - Natural phenomena or beauty;
Major stages of Earth's history; Significant natural habitat for biodiuersity
Mammoth Cave National Park, located in the state of Kentucky, has the world's
The vegetation is located in an area of transition between the dry savanna (
cerrado) of central Brazil and the semi-deciduous forest of the south and
southeast. The wide range of interacting habitat types produces a remarkable
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