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If you could travel anywhere on Earth, where would you go? Does swimming among the colorful corals of the Great Barrier Reef sound exciting? How about visiting the majestic Taj Mahal or mysterious Stonehenge? Thanks to the United Nations, these and other destinations are protected as World Heritage sites. In the Troubled Treasures series, discover how these extraordinary places are threatened and how they are being conserved. As you tour the planet, explore the histories, mysteries, and marvels of these special ...

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Overview

If you could travel anywhere on Earth, where would you go? Does swimming among the colorful corals of the Great Barrier Reef sound exciting? How about visiting the majestic Taj Mahal or mysterious Stonehenge? Thanks to the United Nations, these and other destinations are protected as World Heritage sites. In the Troubled Treasures series, discover how these extraordinary places are threatened and how they are being conserved. As you tour the planet, explore the histories, mysteries, and marvels of these special treasures. Full-color photographs, informative maps, and engaging text make this journey a world-class adventure!

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—Representing just the tip of the iceberg—there are currently more than 900 official World Heritage Sites—-these quick introductions convey a sense of the vast range of places that have been designated by UNESCO's World Heritage Centre as being significant to our world and its cultures, and the almost equally huge range of challenges conservationists face in preserving them. Each book describes in general terms a site's construction or creation, distinctive features, and history, as well as threats to its continued existence and both current and past restoration initiatives. Revealing color photos taken from different heights and angles are supplemented by maps and by graphic reconstructions of, for instance, five stages of construction at Stonehenge. Though other books about these unique artifacts and locations are common, Henzel's distinctive approach gives this series unusual value for both assignment and general-interest reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616135683
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: Troubled Treasures: World Heritage Sites
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

A Vision of Paradise 4

Tombs through Time 6

Love and Loss 8

A Powerful Entrance 10

Heaven on Earth 12

Riverfront View 14

The Marble Tomb 16

The Perfect Resting Place 18

A Labor of Love 20

A Final Good-bye 22

Protecting Paradise 24

A Monument to Love 28

Glossary 30

Saying It 31

Web Sites 31

Index 32

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