The World s Heritage

A unique guide to every UNESCO World Heritage site. The global list has proved a valuable tool in the battle to preserve the world's heritage.

The World s Heritage

A unique guide to every UNESCO World Heritage site. The global list has proved a valuable tool in the battle to preserve the world's heritage. Managed by the World Heritage Committee with strict criteria, only the world's most spectacular and extraordinary sites making it onto the List. Major sites Details of all 878 UNESCO sites including - the remarkable Dazu Rock Carving of China; the last substantial expanse of monsoon forest in Thailand, the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex; Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania which contains the highest mountain in Africa one of the largest volcanoes in the world; one of the greatest Mayan temples Tikal in Guatemala; the legendary Acropolis in Athens; the ancient Nabataean city of Petra in Jordan; the unique ecosystem of the Serengeti, Tanzania. The World Heritage List includes properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. In 1972 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted the Convention concerning the Protection of the World's Cultural and Natural Heritage. Since then 878 sites have been inscribed onto the List, 679 of which are cultural, 174 natural and 25 mixed properties in 145 countries.

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World Heritage Sites
Language: en
Pages: 832
Authors: Firefly Books
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

Each site has an entry explaining its historical and cultural significance, with a description and location map.
World Heritage Sites
Language: en
Pages: 928
Authors: Unesco
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-01 - Publisher:

Reviews of previous editions: ""No school, public, or academic library could go wrong including the very affordable World Heritage Sites in both reference and circulating collections." " -- Booklist ""This treasure trove of a book... through spectacular photographs, shows how remarkable and beautiful our planet truly is. An excellent (and
Vienna. A Guide to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Language: en
Pages: 225
Authors: Manfred Wehdorn, M. Schwarz, S. Hayder
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Vienna's historical center was recently named a UNESCO World Heritage landmark, and Manfred Wehdorn's new guide takes the visitor on a tour of the historical streets and busy urban squares as well as the quiet hidden courtyards that make Vienna unique. This architecturally and culturally rich metropolis comes alive as
Aspects of Management Planning for Cultural World Heritage Sites
Language: en
Pages: 261
Authors: Simon Makuvaza
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-23 - Publisher: Springer

Every site that is inscribed on the World Heritage List (WHL) must have a management plan or some other management system. According to the UNESCO Operational Guidelines, the purpose of a management plan is to ensure the effective protection of the nominated property for present and future generations. This requirement
Managing World Heritage Sites
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Anna Leask, Alan Fyall
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-08-14 - Publisher: Routledge

World Heritage Sites are some of the most recognised locations around the world. They include natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier and cultural ones such as the Pyramids at Giza, the Walled City of Baku in Azerbaijan and the Historic Centre of Riga in Latvia.