This book is the only guide you will need to explore all the most important historical sites on the planet. From Stonehenge to the Great Wall of China, from Sterkfontein Caves - the 'cradle of humanity' in South Africa to ancient Mayan cities and from great gothic cathedrals of Europe to majestic Middle Eastern Mosques and Indian temples, this book explores all the sites that bear significance to mankind today. Places where Kings and Queens were crowned, wars were won and lost, and Gods were worshipped are all featured here, as well as sites that saw great advancements in structural engineering. Some will be familiar to all, others are less well-known but informed, entertaining text and stunning photography will ensure the reader hs immense satisfaction at the discovery of each and every one.
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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.About the Author:
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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