1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die
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1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die

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by Michael Bright
     
 

Updated and enhanced with new descriptions of natural wonders selected by UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as World Heritage sites, this beautiful volume takes readers to the most spectacular places on Earth--sights and locations so breathtaking that once seen, they are never forgotten. Among them are:
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    Updated and enhanced with new descriptions of natural wonders selected by UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as World Heritage sites, this beautiful volume takes readers to the most spectacular places on Earth--sights and locations so breathtaking that once seen, they are never forgotten. Among them are:

  • The iconic rocks and pinnacles of the Arizona desert
  • The frozen, majestic Scandinavian archipelagos
  • The secluded Spanish wetlands, home to the world's few remaining Iberian lynx
  • The fragile reefs of Australia's coastline, now threatened by global warming

    Written and compiled by a team of the world's most well-traveled writers, ecologists, photographers, and conservationists, 1001 Natural Wonders circumnavigates the globe, traveling to the most outstanding locations our planet has to offer. Readers will take an armchair tour augmented by the explosive rumbling of Caribbean volcanoes, and visit places like Bryce Canyon, Utah, a rugged, dramatic national park located just a few hours' drive from Salt Lake City. Packed with information on the creation, development, and location of each natural wonder, and describing protected areas and endangered species in detail, this comprehensive guide offers compelling insight into our planet's priceless resources. It celebrates hundreds of millions of years of the Earth's turbulent natural history and displays our planet's beauty, which is our unique heritage. Hundreds of magnificent color photos.

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    From the Publisher

    1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die covers some of the most beautiful sights on Earth and comes from the world's best traveled writers, ecologists, photographers, and conservationists."
    --The Midwest Book Review

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780764162336
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    08/01/2009
    Pages:
    960
    Sales rank:
    357,028
    Product dimensions:
    6.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 2.40(d)

    Meet the Author


    Michael Bright has produced many programs with the BBC's Natural History Unit. He and his colleagues are based in Bristol, England, but they scour the globe for stories and images. Bright is the author of over 80 natural history books, including Andes to Amazon: A Guide to South America and the producer of numerous television and radio programs, including the award-winning television series Natural World and Wildlife on BBC One. He has also been editorial consultant on several reference works.

    Koichiro Matsuura is Director-General of UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), a specialized United Nations agency committed to promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture. The World Heritage Convention is an international treaty adopted by the member countries of UNESCO in 1972 with the goal of identifying, protecting, and preserving the world's outstanding cultural and natural heritage for future generations.

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    1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
    Texas-Runner More than 1 year ago
    This is the best collection of spectacular and breath-taking photos I've ever seen! Perfect coffee table book....my guests can't put the book down.