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 site contains a huge range of species including over 1,500 species of fish,
about 360 species of hard coral and 5,000 species of mollusc, plus a great
diversity of sponges, sea anemones, marine worms and crustaceans. About 215
Its forest gets the name 'impenetrable' from the dense cover of herbs, vines and
shrubs inhabiting its valley floor. The forest is the most diverse in East Africa for
tree species (more than 163) and ferns (more than 104). Sixteen species have ...
It is internationally important for the conservation of globally threatened and
endangered mammal, bird and reptile species, among them nineteen that are
vulnerable, four that are endangered, and one that is critically endangered. The
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