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1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die (1001 Before You Die)

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Updated and enhanced with new descriptions of natural wonders selected by UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as World Heritage sites, this beautiful volume takes readers to the most spectacular places on Earth--sights and locations so breathtaking that once seen, they are never forgotten. Among them are:
The iconic rocks and pinn
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Hardcover, 960 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Barron's Educational Series (first published May 1st 2005)
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Hayley
Jul 21, 2011 Hayley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
This book was written fairly well & it had so many places included in the 1001 natural wonders that I'd never seen or heard of before. However, I wished that some of the photography had been better quality & that there had been pictures of every, or almost every, place included in the list.
Regina Hunter
Apr 18, 2011 Regina Hunter rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Tazzie
Recommended to Regina by: Mark
I love the book series. They provide very short description of anything that I need and it is not a main source of information, but a nice beginning. I would read every single one I will find and suggest everyone does the same. It is very good for basic education.
Kirk
Feb 15, 2011 Kirk rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-browsing
This was an okay read, but I have a few issues with it:

-They had to start with North America? It's so typical, and they really blew through their picture budget on the U.S., leaving the rest of the world's locations mostly to the imagination. The U.S. locales have about twice the number of pictures as say, African locations, places most of us have never seen pictures of; instead, we get more pictures of places like Mt. Rainier and Crater Lake, places which even an amateur nature enthusiast has m
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May 10, 2010 Blog on Books rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A companion book to '1001 Escapes You Must See Before You Die' is ‘1001 Natural Wonders to See Before You Die’ (edited by Michael Bright of the BBC’s Natural History Unit) and while this huge, 960-page volume has a slightly different stance, it only serves to pique one’s curiosity about even more places to add to one’s proverbial ‘bucket list.’ The obvious difference between the two books is that since less of the locales in ‘Natural Wonders’ are promoted as ‘businesses,’ that it’s quite possibl ...more
Tyler
Dec 29, 2012 Tyler marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
I just finished the North America section (skimming) and so far this is sort of bullshit. It's HIGHLY biased towards the western half of the continent (not counting the Caribbean). Other than the Everglades and the Bay of Fundy, there's practically nothing east of the Mississippi! They gave 5 entries to Yosemite, but they can't spare a page for the Hudson River valley or the freaking Great Smoky Mountains?
They're also way too focused on volcanoes. Obviously they're not all the same, but it's lik
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Diane
Aug 14, 2007 Diane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great read for anyone looking for nature travel ideas.

The book includes a picture and a one page description of each destination. The photographs are amazing and the descriptions are well written.

The destinations are interesting, however some of them are located in volatile and remote regions of the world. The format of the book precludes inclusion of this information, but it is something to consider.

Astrila
Jun 19, 2008 Astrila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in nature
Recommended to Astrila by: Me
Shelves: read-non-fiction
A great book full of beautiful things you probably won't find out about anywhere else. It doesn't give a whole lot of info on each thing, however it has some beautiful picts, and it's a great way to find out about things and then research them further elsewhere.

There are more than 1001 awesome natural wonders in the world, so this book certainly doesn't include everything, but still a great reservoir.
Deborah Vespo
Jul 23, 2013 Deborah Vespo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ISBN 0764158171

Buying this book! Great pictures and loved the explanations and histories about the different places. A must have for many of these places that I want to go that are on my bucket list.
Lauren
Nov 07, 2007 Lauren rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Discouraging, because I'll never see even a small portion of them, but beautiful pictures and interesting to read about.
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