The World's Great Wonders

How They Were Made & Why They Are Amazing

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher* Go beyond the visual spectacle of the world's 50 greatest wonders, and discover what makes them such amazing places. With stunning images and expert illustrations, experience and appreciate the most famous sights on earth in an exciting new way. Author: Lonely Planet About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) *#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013 Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

The 50 Greatest Wonders of the World

Author: Aaron Millar

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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Machu Picchu, the Acropolis, the Great Rift Valley: these are some of the most beautiful, mysterious and awe-inspiring places on the planet. Award-winning travel writer Aaron Millar reveals the greatest wonders of the world and the insider secrets on how to see them. From where to catch the perfect sunrise over the Grand Canyon to how to swim up to the very edge of the Victoria Falls, this is a road map for discovering the greatest experiences of your life. There are wonders of our future too: the Large Hadron Collider, the most complicated machine ever built; the International Space Station, the greatest international peacetime collaboration in history; the Rio Carnival, the biggest party on the planet. The 50 Greatest Wonders of the World reminds us how fantastically inspiring our planet really is, and how we're a part of it.

World's Greatest Wonders

From Nature s Special Places to Stunning Masterpieces Created by Outstanding Artists and Architects

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Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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World's Greatest Wonders is an illuminating visual guide to 30 stunning man-made and natural wonders—with annotated 3-D reconstructions and cutaway models from various stages in human development that allow you to journey right to the heart of each of them. We live on a unique planet. The only one that we know of that has life. Amidst the budding civilizations and testaments to human creativity and ingenuity, great geological and ecological diversity have surrounded us since humans took their first steps. The Earth has developed into a truly astounding place to live. The clash of the natural forces that sculpted earth’s surface for millions of years has been supplemented by the great creative spirit of human beings, who have built their own wonders. We have before us a whole world, our own to explore and discover, to find and revel in the natural paradises created by the patient hand of nature as well as the astonishing constructions imagined by the genius of humankind. You just have to look around and take in the spectacle. The wonders: Stonehenge, Pyramids of Giza, Valley of the Kings, Petra, Acropolis, Terracotta Army, The Colosseum, Teotihuacán, Nazca Lines, Chichen Itzá, The Moai, Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Forbidden City, St. Peter’s Basilica, Taj Mahal, Empire State Building, Sydney Opera House, Antarctica, Galapagos Islands, The Amazon, Iguazu Falls, Sahara, Virunga National Park, Kilimanjaro, Anjajavy, Himalayas, Niagara Falls, Grand Canyon, and Tongariro. See the best of human and natural creation in the World's Greatest Wonders.

Greatest Wonders of the World

Author: Vikas Khatri

Publisher: V&S Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 128

View: 400

The earth is indeed an extraordinary planet and not just because of the infinite variety of life that it supports, the land itself is fabricated marvelously with wonders that possess inherent capacity to attract and allure people throughout the ages. The wonders of the world that are discussed in the book have been the subject of many books over the centuries, but our aim is to present something much more enlightening, stimulating, and engaging than straightforward description.

Great Wonders of the World

Author: Russell Ash

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN:

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 64

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Describes the Seven Wonders of the World, providing background and related information, and surveying such modern wonders as the Channel Tunnel, Hoover Dam, Versailles, and the bullet train.

The Great Wonders of the World; From the Pyramids to the Crystal Palace

Author: Arthur Cleveland Wigan

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 144

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Greatest Wonders of the World

Author: Esther Singleton

Publisher: Palala Press

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Category:

Page:

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Great Wonders of the World

From the Pyramids to the Crystal Palace

Author: Arthur Cleveland Wigan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 130

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