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1001 Natural Wonders: You Must See Before You Die Paperback – 11 Aug 2005

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Product details

  • Paperback: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Cassell; 01 edition (11 Aug. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844034127
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844034123
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 5.5 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 559,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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

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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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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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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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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I bought this book for a retirement present and it was well received. Even if you don't get to visit the locations in the book its still a good read. Good book for the coffee table to pick up and read a few pages and then go back to at a later date.
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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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