Michael Bright, General Editor; Preface by Koichiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO - All books by this author
U pdated and enhanced with new descriptions of natural wonders selected by UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as World Heritage sites, this beautiful volume takes readers to the most spectacular places on Earth—sights and locations so breathtaking that once seen, they are never forgotten. Among them are:
From the reviews:
Praise for the first edition
“…the latest book fad is…the ubiquitous ‘1,001 things to see before you die’ category. It’s Chicken Soup for the Crazed Urbanite soul.”
New York Post, July 23, 2007, Mackenzie Dawson
“This hefty hardback features inviting images on nearly every spread with a brief synopsis of each place. … the visually appealing tome makes a nice addition to your nightstand when you want to dream of places to go.”
Debbie Harmsen, Car & Travel Magazine, October 2005
About The Authors:
Michael Bright has produced many programs with the BBC’s Natural History Unit. He and his colleagues are based in Bristol, England, but they scour the globe for stories and images. Bright is the author of over 80 natural history books, including Andes to Amazon: A Guide to South America and the producer of numerous television and radio programs, including the award-winning television series Natural World and Wildlife on BBC One. He has also been editorial consultant on several reference works.
Koichiro Matsuura is Director-General of UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), a specialized United Nations agency committed to promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture. The World Heritage Convention is an international treaty adopted by the member countries of UNESCO in 1972 with the goal of identifying, protecting, and preserving the world’s outstanding cultural and natural heritage for future generations.
Hardcover w/jacket / 960 Pages / 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 / 2009