Disappearing World: The Earth's Most Extraordinary and Endangered Places

By: Alonzo Addison

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ISBN
9780007261185
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
304
Dimensions
280 x 250mm

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Disappearing World presents the issues facing conservation of unique places around the world in a highly illustrated and accessible way. From the earthquake ruins of Bam in Iran to the impact of war on the sites in Congo. The devastation caused by the Taliban in Afghanistan and the increasing pressure from construction work in areas such as Dresden Elbe Valley in Germany and Kathmandhu Valley in Nepal are highlighted. A detailed picture of each site is given with text, timelines, maps and inspiring images.

One of the aims of creating world heritage sites is to protect sites from ending up as just entries in history books. Despite all the risks to the sites there are still many success stories. A selection of these will be presented including the reconstruction of Abu Simbel in Egypt and Cambodia's celebrated temples and palaces at Angkor where Illicit excavation, pillaging and landmines were the main threats.

Chapter Breakdown


Civil strife

Threats of conflict and war


Illegal trading

Looting and illicit trading of go


Unchecked progress

Rapid growth of building


increasing numbers

Impacts of large visitor numbers


Polluting the sites

Pollution/acid rain


Climate change

A rapidly changing climate


Natural disasters

Hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes


Limited resources

Managing of sites


Changing needs

Disappearing population/changing needs


Wildlife

Endangered species
ISBN:
9780007261185
Publication Date:
03 / 12 / 2007
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
280 x 250mm

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