The World's Great Wonders: How They Were Made & Why They Are Amazing

The World's Great Wonders: How They Were Made & Why They Are Amazing

by Lonely Planet

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The World's Great Wonders: How They Were Made & Why They Are Amazing by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

Go beyond the visual spectacle of the world's 50 greatest wonders, and discover what makes them such amazing places. With stunning images and expert illustrations, experience and appreciate the most famous sights on earth in an exciting new way.

Author: Lonely Planet

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781743214305
Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Series: Lonely Planet Travel Guides Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 545,593
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Introduction 8

World Map 10

Natural Wonders

Aurora Borealis 14

Lark Quarry 18

Mt Roraima 22

Mt Everest 28

Giant's Causeway 32

Great Rift Valley 36

Lake Baikal 42

Grand Canyon 46

Ngorongoro Crater 52

Dead Sea 56

Yellowstone National Park 60

Kilauea 66

Iguazú Falls 70

Great Blue Hole 74

Rongbuk Glacier 78

Salar de Uyuni 82

Death Valley 86

Band-e Amir 92

Great Barrier Reef 96

Redwoods 100

Man-Made Wonders

Rouffignac Cave 106

Stonehenge 110

Great Pyramid of Giza 114

Cappadocia 120

Acropolis 124

Terracotta Warriors 130

Petra 134

Colosseum 140

Nazca Lines 144

Hagia Sophia 148

Angkor Wat 152

Church of St George 158

Leaning Tower of Pisa 162

Alhambra 166

Machu Picchu 172

Easter Island Statues 178

Great Wall of China 182

Taj Mahal 188

Potala Palace 194

La Sagrada Família 198

Eiffel Tower 202

Panama Canal 206

Djenné Mosque 212

Maracana Stadium 216

Palm Jumeirah 220

Maglev Train 224

Millau Viaduct 228

Three Gorges Dam 232

Large Hadron Collider 236

Burj Khalifa 240

Index 249

About the Author 255

Acknowledgements 256

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