Saturday, November 12, 2011

World Heritage Sites

While taking a break at work (The Computer Shop, University of Toronto) this afternoon, I took a little time to wander through the bookstore section next door. It didn't take long before one of the books leaped off the shelf.

Published by FireFly Books, World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide To 890 UNESCO World Heritage Sites is an 840-page book covering places from around the planet which are recognized and protected by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) because of their cultural or natural importance. Complimenting this voluminous work, this book is richly illustrated with more than 850 maps and 850 colour photographs. Among the sites listed is the Rideau Canal, which is situated in my home province of Ontario, and the town of Luang Prabang in Laos.

1 comment:

  1. I took this course as an elective and it's pretty interesting.. you would think having more tourism in those UNESCO sites is good because it brings more revenue, but they also make the sites depreciate faster. It's interesting to learn some tactics as in how to balance the robusticity and popularity :]