The World’s Heritage. Foreword by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
UNESCO announces –

A unique guide to 936 UNESCO World Heritage sites, this single volume of the World’s Heritage is illustrated with over 650 stunning full-colour photographs. Location maps for every site are also included.
2012 is the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention – this book is a memorable way to commemorate forty years of promoting, supporting and highlighting the wonders of the world.

The prestigious list includes some of the most celebrated and breathtaking places on earth, for example, the ancient Nabatean city of Petra in Jordan, the legendary Acropolis in Athens, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and Machu Picchu (the ‘Lost City of the Incas’), in Peru. The 25 new sites added to the List in 2011 are included in the book. For instance, the Persian Garden in Iran, the Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia, Selimiye Mosque Complex in Turkey and the Citadel of the Ho Dynasty in Vietnam.

The World Heritage is the ultimate book for those interested in the world’s spectacles, those wishing to traverse the globe, and for those who would like to understand the planet better

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