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1001 Natural Wonders: You Must See Before You Die [Kindle Edition]

Michael Bright
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Let Michael Bright take you on an incredible journey to the most spectacular natural wonders in the world. Spanning every continent and ocean on the planet, 1001 Natural Wonders is a compendium of once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you can revist time and time again. These are Mother Nature's most magnificent places, and natural history writer Michael Bright has selected 1001 locations so breathtaking that once seen, you will never forget. Discover more about the most outstanding locations our planet has to offer, many of them now UNESCO World Heritage Sites to preserve them for future generations. Learn about the explosive rumblings of Caribbean volcanoes and the secluded Spansh wetlands, home to the world's few remaining Iberian lynx. Imagine the spectatcular beauty of Australia's fragile reefs, which are ever at the mercy of global warming. Organized by continent and then country, illustrated with stunning photographs from the world's leading photographers, and located on maps, each entry is packed with information on how each natural wonder was created, where to find it, and how to get there, making 1001 Natural Wonders more than just a 'top 1001' list. It is the most detailed and comprehensive guide of its kind.

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Listed no. 9 out of 10 -- Newbury Weekly News

Rated 10th in the Science Books category
-- The Independent

There's a detailed description of every place mentioned and it's a
great book to dip into a wet day! -- My Weekly

Book Description

The 1001 series has sold over 330,000 copies to date in the UK alone. The most comprehensive guide available. Each wonder is a specific, existing, visitable (although many would require specialist assistance) natural phenomenon. The wonders are ordered by continent and country and named according to the traditional local name and the most widely accepted common name. Perfect for the armchair traveller with over 700 beautiful images.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 94953 KB
  • Print Length: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Cassell Illustrated; UNESCO e. edition (16 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0079MR93I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #602,700 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ...If You Live That Long 2 Jan. 2012
Having spent some time travelling over recent years, I was hoping this book would give me inspiration on where to head for next. Although there are many places here that look interesting, I found the text too dry to keep me coming back to the book. It seems as though it was written with geologists in mind, which as a book documenting 'Natural Wonders' is fair enough but I would like a little more about the awe and wonder of what it's like to be in a place, and for your senses to be overwhelmed with all the sights and sounds of the environment. For instance the page on the Sechura Desert in Peru hardly mentions the incredible Nazca figures, which is the reason most people go there, not for the insect nurseries. Also the accompanying photographs I felt could have 'sold' these places better, look at the recent book 'The Road Less Travelled' for an example of how to capture the magical essence of a place in a photograph. It's too comprehensive to be completely dull, as a coffee table book it's ok but my copy has been mainly left to gather dust
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide to natural wonders around the world 4 Nov. 2010
This is a great compendium of natural wonders - some I expected, others I'd never even thought of. The only gripe would be, as another reviewer said, that there aren't photos for every wonder - admittedly that would result in an even larger volume than this already is! It's certainly sparked a desire to try and see at least a few of these - and even those that I probably won't get to, it's certainly inspired me with an awe of the variety and impressiveness of our natural world.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Another list? 7 Sept. 2012
By A. Webb
Whilst my interests in travel are more directed towards culture rather than nature, I was so impressed with the series' "1001 Historical Sites to See Before You Die" that I immediately bought this one, thinking it would be a nice companion.

Unfortunately, the writers in this case have a much harder task. Whereas human sites have an interesting history to describe, Natural Wonders are harder to contextualise, and whilst this book attempts to be readable to all, it often devolves into dry geological description that will bore many, whilst the others will soon find themselves losing track of the individuality of each entry. Again, I do not envy the writers' task - there's only so many times you can describe views from heights as 'breathtaking,' or assure readers that the difficult ascent will be rewarded, but the approach offered instead does little to move the armchair traveller in the way such a book should. It should also be said that potential buyers should expect NOTHING in the way of practical advice for reaching these places yourself. Anyone familiar with the series will not be surprised at this, and in fact will be pleased that space is not filled with such matters, but nevertheless it is worth highlighting.

What these 1001 Before You Die books have in their favour is a clear and concise format. There are not pictures for all the places, but there are for most, and in general the look of the book is weighted towards simplicity, rather than other company's offerings which favour flashy page design at the expense of pictures people really want to see.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting 29 Jan. 2009
Bought this for my boyfriend for his birthday, he took it on a long journey with him and it kept him occupied. Interesting read. Good to just flick through and see places you never knew existed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect gift 7 Nov. 2011
I would recommend this book to anyone trying to find a gift for that difficult person.

Its well laid out, well written and full of great photos.

Its perfect as a Christmas present and i guarantee the book will be flicked through by a number of guests on the day.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 17 Dec. 2007
Full of great information and stunning images, although there isnt a picture for every wonder.
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