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  • Paperback: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Cassell; 1st Edition edition (15 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844035980
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844035984
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 5.5 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 105,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Following in the hugely popular series that featured 1001 Books, Movies, Albums and Natural Wonders Stunning photography In an age where the conservation of our planet is at the forefront of public concern, ensuring that our world's heritage and historical legacy is not lost is also of huge importance.

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Richard Cavendish is a historian of ideas and an authority on Britain's historic heritage. He writes a regular monthly column in History Today magazine and has just completed a book on the kings and queens of Britain for David and Charles. He edited The Encyclopaedia of the Unexplained and the partwork Encyclopaedia of the Supernatural: Man, Myth, and Magic, republished in 21 volumes in the US in 1995). He is the author of A Guidebook to Prehistoric england, was for several years editor of Out of Town magazine and planned, contributed to, and edited numerous guidebooks to Britain for the Automobile Association as well as an A-Z Gazetteer to Britain.

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Long before European explorers began to probe the American coasts, native peoples such as the Incas, Mayas, and Aztecs had developed into advanced civilizations, as evidenced by such sites as Machu Picchu and Chichén Itzá.  Read the first page
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Hobo on 4 Jan. 2010
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This is not a book that can be easily carried in a backpack or suitcase, as it is quite a weighty article. It has some wonderful photographs to tickle the travellers tastebuds,with the story of the site to help make the mind up. The sites are listed by continent and country, many of the sites are well known but others very little heard of and in many cases I never knew existed.Some of them may even be surprising! Use the book to plan ahead or if you are just an armchair traveller, its great to pick up and browse and wish you were there.
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Alan Dyson on 16 Nov. 2009
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Obviously, this is not a book to sit and read through, but to pick up now and then. Good for a dentist's waiting room, though unlikely to allay my stress. The entries are arbitrary and superficial, probably a result of the size of the undertaking combined with an obvious American influence. Fine, maybe, for pointers ahead of a trip (or to see what you missed when you get home), but definitely not a guide book or a reference source. I came across the similar '1001 Buildings .... ....' in a café; that might have been a more absorbing purchase.
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