9780785837954

World's Greatest Wonders From Nature?s Special Places to Stunning Masterpieces Created by Outstanding Artists and Architects

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  • ISBN13:

    9780785837954

  • ISBN10:

    0785837957

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-09-15
  • Publisher: Chartwell Books

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Summary

World's Greatest Wonders is an illuminating visual guide to 30 stunning man-made and natural wonders—with annotated 3-D reconstructions and cutaway models from various stages in human development that allow you to journey right to the heart of each of them.

We live on a unique planet. The only one that we know of that has life. Amidst the budding civilizations and testaments to human creativity and ingenuity, great geological and ecological diversity have surrounded us since humans took their first steps. The Earth has developed into a truly astounding place to live. The clash of the natural forces that sculpted earth’s surface for millions of years has been supplemented by the great creative spirit of human beings, who have built their own wonders. We have before us a whole world, our own to explore and discover, to find and revel in the natural paradises created by the patient hand of nature as well as the astonishing constructions imagined by the genius of humankind. You just have to look around and take in the spectacle.

The wonders: Stonehenge, Pyramids of Giza, Valley of the Kings, Petra, Acropolis, Terracotta Army, The Colosseum, Teotihuacán, Nazca Lines, Chichen Itzá, The Moai, Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Forbidden City, St. Peter’s Basilica, Taj Mahal, Empire State Building, Sydney Opera House, Antarctica, Galapagos Islands, The Amazon, Iguazu Falls, Sahara, Virunga National Park, Kilimanjaro, Anjajavy, Himalayas, Niagara Falls, Grand Canyon, and Tongariro.

See the best of human and natural creation in the World's Greatest Wonders.

Author Biography

Publishing and supplying books to wholesalers, mail order companies, and retail stores for over 60 years. Chartwell Books publishes across a wide range of subjects, including history, craft, home reference, puzzles and games, music and music instruction, art instruction, transportation, and more.

Table of Contents

6 Introduction
8 MAN-MADE WONDERS
10 The Creative Impulse of Human Beings
12 Stonehenge
20 Pyramids of Giza
28 Valley of the Kings
36 Petra
44 The Acropolis
52 Terracotta Army
60 The Colosseum
68 Teotihuacán
76 Nazca Lines
84 Chichen Itzá
92 The Moai
100 Angkor Wat
108 Machu Picchu
116 Forbidden City
124 St Peter’s Basilica
132 Taj Mahal
140 Empire State Building
148 Sydney Opera House
156 WONDERS OF NATURE
158 Paradise in its Pure State
160 Antarctica
168 The Galapagos Islands
176 The Amazon
184 Iguazu Falls
192 The Sahara
200 Virunga National Park
208 Kilimanjaro
216 Anjajavy
224 The Himalayas
232 Niagara Falls
240 The Grand Canyon
248 Tongariro

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