Wonders of the World

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White Star, 2008 - Photography - 735 pages
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So many remarkable sights to see in the world, so little time! This addition to White Star’s best-selling CubeBook series transports armchair travelers to the far reaches of the globe to see, up-close, some of the most outstanding natural wonders and man-made structures and monuments in the world. These superb images—showcased in the appealing, tactile CubeBook format—spotlight instantly recognizable monuments such as The Great Pyramid of Giza, The Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, and Stonehenge, as well as introduce less iconic but equally remarkable structures such as The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, and The Throne Hall of Persepolis. In addition to highlighting some of humankind’s most exceptional engineering and architectural achievements such as The Golden Gate Bridge and The Taj Mahal, these color-drenched images also bring to life the incomparable beauty and diversity of such natural phenomena as the Belize Barrier Reef, Mount Fuji, Victoria Falls, and The Grand Canyon. The photographs linger on each landscape, depicting the unique qualities that make each of these places a true wonder. Throughout the book, captions tell readers the story behind each of these precious world resources. Conservationists, nature lovers, fine photography aficionados, and armchair travelers alike will appreciate the superb photography of this welcome addition to the CubeBook series.

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About the author (2008)

Valeria Manferto De Fabianis is an avid travel and nature enthusiast and has published many books that combine these subjects with her passion for photography. In 1984 she and Marcello Bertinetti founded White Star Publishers, of which she is now the editorial director.

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