updated 4th edition
colour illustrations, maps, index,
Bestselling guide to all 1,073 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Fully updated to include the latest sites added to the World Heritage List in July 2017. The List is managed by the World Heritage Committee and each site is judged under strict criteria – only the world’s most spectacular and extraordinary sites make it on to the List.
UNESCO World Heritage sites include some of the most famous places in the world, such as 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.
Over 100 sites were added to the List by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. These included the 1000th site, Okavango Delta in Botswana, and Myanmar’s first property, Pyu Ancient Cities. Other sites included Historic Jeddah, the Gate to Makkah (Saudi Arabia), Grand Canal (China) and the Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont (Italy).
• Descriptions of all 1073 UNESCO World Heritage sites
• Location map for every site
• Over 700 colour photographsThe World’s 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.