Bestselling guide to all 981 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Fully updated to include the latest sites added to the World Heritage List in June 2013. The List is managed by the World Heritage Committee and each site is judged under strict criteria - only the world's most spectacular and extraordinary sites make it on to the List. UNESCO World Heritage sites includes some of the most famous places in the world, such as the ancient Nabatean city of Petra in Jordan, the legendary Acropolis in Athens, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and Machu Picchu, the 'Lost City of the Incas', in Peru. The volume includes the 19 sites added to the List by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in June 2013, including Bergpark Wilhelmshohe (Germany), Red Bay Basque Whaling Station (Canada) and Golestan Palace (Iran). * Descriptions of all 981 UNESCO World Heritage sites * Location map for every site * Over 650 colour photographs Background The World Heritage List includes properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. In 1972 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted the Convention concerning the Protection of the World's Cultural and Natural Heritage. Since then, 981 sites in 160 countries have been inscribed onto the list, 759 of which are cultural, 193 natural and 29 mixed properties.
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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.Review :
"As any self respecting monument knows, you haven't made it until you've garnered UNESCO status. From the Acropolis to the lesser known El Jem Coliseum, this gives you a tantalizing taste of all 878 World Heritage sites." Wanderlust
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Description du livre Collins, 2014. État : New. UNESCO's 'bestselling guide to the most extraordinary places' presents all 981 sites on the World Heritage List, first mapped by continent, then arranged chronologically by the year in which they were inscribed on the List, from the Galapagos Islands in 1978 to the Namib Sand Sea in 2013. The guide covers a remarkable diversity of monuments and landscape, with cultural, natural and mixed sites, each described individually and the majority shown in photographs. N° de réf. du libraire 219840
Description du livre Collins. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110007546971
Description du livre Collins. PAPERBACK. État : New. 0007546971 New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire NEW6.2026360