The Natural Heritage of the World: A Journey Through UNESCO Heritage-Listed National Parks, Protected Areas and Biosphere Reserves
The rugged fjords of Norway and the Arctic expanse of Lapland, the magnificent national parks of North America, the Amazon rainforests, the rich wildlife reserves of East Africa and the mesmerising marine and fossil areas of Australia...The last remaining animal paradises on Earth, magnificent geological formations and outstanding natural landscapes are a unique treasure and are now under the protection of the world community. Since1972 when UNESCO passed the 'Convention concerning the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage' in Paris, 229 areas of natural beauty have been inscribed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, with 32 world sites featuring in both the Cultural and Natural categories. The striking photographs on each page of this book capture the sweeping breadth of our natural heritage.
Kunth Verlag is a Munich-based publisher specialising in high quality travel- and photography books, with a particular focus on illustrated non-fiction titles on geography, natural- and cultural monuments, history and ethnography. Informatively written, with inspiring photography, Kunth books let readers discover the world from a multitude of perspectives and invite to explore and marvel at our unique Earth.