Amazing Places

Amazing Places

by Carla Serra, Silvia Bombelli
     
 

In 1873, Jules Verne wrote Around the World in 80 Days– a work which has fascinated generations of readers and has inspired those who seek adventure and exotic locations. This masterpiece of fantasy literature, and the spirit of astonished discovery that permeates its pages, inspired the idea for Amazing Places: a journey to the

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In 1873, Jules Verne wrote Around the World in 80 Days– a work which has fascinated generations of readers and has inspired those who seek adventure and exotic locations. This masterpiece of fantasy literature, and the spirit of astonished discovery that permeates its pages, inspired the idea for Amazing Places: a journey to the treasures that the seven continents offer the passionate traveler, or to anyone who appreciates the great beauty of the world.

The works of humankind and natural beauty will alternate in this extraordinary journey: from the train and airplane window, or from the ship’s porthole, we’ll see Mount Fitz Roy and Mont Blanc, the Vatnajokull glacier and the geysers of Yellowstone, Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon, the waterfalls of Iguazu and the islands of Polynesia, the Great Barrier Reef and the Skeleton Coast; as well as the skyscrapers of Manhattan and the giants of Easter Island, the Mexican pyramids and those at Giza, the Terracotta Army and the great cities of ancient times, the Great Wall of China and the Hermitage, Venice and the Coliseum, Versailles and the Alhambra. This book, then, is an extraordinary photographic account of the world’s most the awe-inspiring places.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760783160
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
10/16/2006
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
14.32(w) x 10.28(h) x 1.11(d)

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