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Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

by Cynthia Kennedy Henzel
     
 

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

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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 treasures. Full-color photographs, informative maps, and engaging text make this journey a world-class adventure!

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School Library Journal - 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616135683
Publisher:
ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
Troubled Treasures: World Heritage Sites
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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