Protecting Human Masterpieces

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There are places around the world that are important to all peoples. We call these places the world's heritage. The World Heritage series introduces 78 of these World Heritage sites.

Protecting Human Masterpieces

Protecting Human Masterpieces is about protecting the most amazing places on Earth created by humans. In this book, you can find out about World Heritage sites that protect examples of the creative ...

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Overview

There are places around the world that are important to all peoples. We call these places the world's heritage. The World Heritage series introduces 78 of these World Heritage sites.

Protecting Human Masterpieces

Protecting Human Masterpieces is about protecting the most amazing places on Earth created by humans. In this book, you can find out about World Heritage sites that protect examples of the creative genius of individuals or civilizations, including:

Kakadu National Park, Australia - a natural landscape where Indigenous Australians have painted rock art for tens of thousands of years

Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque, Mexico - an ancient Mayan city where many extraordinary works of art were found

Taj Mahal, India - the beautifully symmetrical tomb of the wife of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan

Venice and its Lagoon, Italy - a unique artistic creation, inspiring artists, sculptors, and thinkers for many centuries

Special features include:

fact files

locator maps

timelines of key dates

"Did You Know?" amazing facts

labeled photographs

glossaries to explain key terms

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susan Treadway M.Ed.
Incorporating the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) list of World Heritage sites, the authors offer a broad range of vital man-made and natural locations around the globe. By presenting sites that have highly valued traditions, endangered species, and rare or unique features, long-term solutions are given to preserve critical aspects while sharing the human story. Ongoing challenges and priorities include changes in climate, industry, tourism, war, and development. This volume takes readers to Greece, Spain, Cambodia, China, Australia, France, Jordan, Mexico, England, India, and Italy. Human masterpieces include pieces from numerous cultures: Ancient Greeks, Moors, Khmer civilization, Chinese Empire, Indigenous Australian rock art, Eiffel Tower, Nabataeans of Japan, Mayan civilization, ancient peoples of England, twentieth century genius in Sydney, Australia, Shah Jahan and Mughul Empire in India, the Venetians, and prehistoric peoples in France. "The World Heritage" series contain six books about human genius, earth's history, and stories of people groups, threatened animals, ecosystems, and ancient heritage. Extensive diversity is its hallmark as well as protection of notable traditions, ideas, beliefs, and events. As explained in the beginning of each book, the World Heritage List and World Heritage Criteria describe how locations are selected with definitions of key terms and a simple world map that identifies sites. In addition, each one has brief text accompanied by a basic, labeled photograph, some archival material, a helpful timeline with fact boxes for context, and a simple glossary. Formatting is consistent throughout with Important Features and Issues that highlight specific criteria for the site being selected for preservation. Books for older elementary youngsters introduce UNESCO's international efforts while providing initial exploration and discussion within various subjects to appropriately expand horizons. Reviewer: Susan Treadway, M.Ed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599205809
  • Publisher: Black Rabbit Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: World Heritage Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

World Heritage 4

Protecting Human Masterpieces 5

Acropolis, Athens Greece 6

Protecting examples of the creative genius of the Ancient Greeks

Alhambra, Generalife, and Albayzín, Granada Spain 8

Protecting examples of the creative genius of the Moors

Angkor Cambodia 10

Protecting examples of the creative genius of the Khmer civilization

The Great Wall China 12

Protecting the creative genius of many dynasties of the Chinese Empire

Kakadu National Park Australia 14

Protecting the creative genius of Indigenous Australian rock art

Paris, Banks of the Seine France 16

Protecting many examples of creative genius, including the Eiffel Tower

Petra Jordan 18

Protecting examples of the creative genius of the Nabataeans

Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque Mexico 20

Protecting examples of the creative genius of the Mayan civilization

Stonehenge, Avebury, and Associated Sites England 22

Protecting examples of the creative genius of the ancient peoples of England

Sydney Opera House Australia 24

Protecting a twentieth-century example of creative genius

Taj Mahal India 26

Protecting an example of the creative genius of Shah Jahan and the Mughul Empire

Venice and its Lagoon Italy 28

Protecting examples of the creative genius of the Venetians

Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley France 30

Protecting examples of the creative genius of prehistoric peoples

Index 32

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