Frommer's 500 Places to See Before They Disappear

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Wiley, Jan 29, 2009 - Travel - 512 pages
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500 Places to See Before They Disappear  enables passionate travelers and the eco-conscious to learn about and plan a visit to see rare cultural, historic, and natural places before they are irrevocably altered or even gone forever. Here are one-of-a-kind landscapes, fragile ecosystems, rare bird habitats, places to see the last remaining species of big game in the wild, cityscapes in peril, vanishing cultural kitsch, petroglyphs, and more—500 thoughtfully-chosen treasures that will inspire and enlighten travelers of all ages.

Each entry explains why it’s been included, gives its history, the nature of the threat against it, brief practical information on how to visit, and what visitors can to do protect it. A Geographical Index allows travelers to locate attractions across the world. Photos throughout the book help bring destinations to life.

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User Review  - Shane Westfall - Goodreads

I was rather disappointed with this one, although in retrospect I don't know what I expected. 500 places is a lot to cram into one volume. What you end up with is about a page or so on each one, with ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Holly Stuart Hughes is the editor-in-chief of "Photo District News", the monthly magazine for professional photographers based in New York City.

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