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The UNESCO World Heritage: Monuments of Humankind - Wonders of Nature
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All 1,031 Natural and Cultural Heritage sites in one volumeDetailed information and descriptions of each UNESCO World Heritage siteSuperb color photographyFor a landscape, a monument or an urban ensemble to be inscribed in the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites they need to be one thing above all: a part of the legacy of all mankind, the heritage of the world's population that needs to be protected. To date, more than 1,000 sites, monuments and natural spaces have been inscribed as the 'Heritage of Humanity' according to the rules of UNESCO, and benefit from a specially protected status. The compact volume presents all the World Heritage sites with superb photographs. Informative texts provide background information, and maps help to locate each site.
 
UNESCO: Its Purpose and Philosophy
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UNESCO was created "to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science, and culture." No one spoke with greater authority about the plan for UNESCO than Julian Huxley. As Executive Secretary of its Preparatory Commission and first Director General, he was a major influence the organization's original vision. This facsimile edition provides both the English and French editions of Huxley's visionary policy document, first published in 1946 during preparatory negotiations.
 
World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 1,031 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
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Reviews of previous editions: "No school, public, or academic library could go wrong including the very affordable World Heritage Sites in both reference and circulating collections." -- Booklist "This treasure trove of a book... through spectacular photographs, shows how remarkable and beautiful our planet truly is. An excellent (and affordable) addition to any library." -- Library Journal Over 60,000 copies of all previous editions of World Heritage Sites have sold. This seventh edition fully updates the book to add the 24 sites newly inscripted into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2015. The 24 new inscriptions include: Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Hydraulic System, Mexico Baekje Historic Areas, Republic of Korea Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan" (Al-Maghtas), Jordan Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars, France Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Site, Norway Singapore Botanical Gardens The Forth Bridge, UK Blue and John Crow Mountains, Jamaica. World Heritage sites are judged under strict criteria with a view to the aim that they reflect the world's cultural and natural diversity and are of outstanding universal value. This is the seventh edition of a proven seller. World Heritage Sites attracts a general readership as well as travelers and those with an interest in natural or human history, the Earth sciences, geography, conservation of the environment, wildlife and habitats; and planning and preservation.
 
UNESCO postcard set of 20. Made in USA. Quality post card variety pack depicting UNESCO word heritage sites postcards.
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Our postcards are printed on 16 pt (360 gsm) premium quality cardstock. The postcards are UV-coated on the front side for durability and protection. Size 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm). Printed in USA.
 
UNESCO General History of Africa, Vol. II, Abridged Edition: Ancient Africa (v. 2)
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Volume II of this acclaimed series is now available in an abridged paperback edition. The result of years of work by scholars from all over the world, The UNESCO General History of Africa reflects how the different peoples of Africa view their civilizations and shows the historical relationships between the various parts of the continent. Historical connections with other continents demonstrate Africa's contribution to the development of human civilization. Each volume is lavishly illustrated and contains a comprehensive bibliography.
 
World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 1,007 UNESCO Workd Heritage Sites 6TH EDITION
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"No school, public, or academic library could go wrong including the very affordable World Heritage Sites in both reference and circulating collections." --Booklist (for a previous edition) More than 52,000 copies of the previous editions of World Heritage Sites have been sold. This sixth edition fully updates the UNESCO World Heritage List as of 2014. Sites are judged under strict criteria with a view to the aim that they reflect the world's cultural and natural diversity and are of outstanding universal value. In June 2014, the World Heritage Committee added 26 sites to the list. These inscriptions include the 1,000th site, Okavango Delta in Botswana and Myanmar's very first inscription, Pyu Ancient Cities. Sites added to this new edition include: Historic Jeddah, the Gate to Makkah (Saudi Arabia) Grand Canal (China) Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point (Mississippi, USA) The Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont (Italy) Decorated Cave of Pont d'Arc (France) Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements of the Diquis (Costa Rica) Van Nellefabriek "Ideal Factory" (Netherlands) Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary (Philippines) Silk Roads: the Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor (China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan). This sixth edition of World Heritage Sites will attract a general readership as well as travelers and those with an interest in natural or human history, the Earth sciences, geography, conservation of the environment, wildlife and habitats; and planning and preservation.
 
UNESCO General History of Africa, Vol. VII, Abridged Edition: Africa Under Colonial Domination 1880-1935
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Volume VII of this acclaimed series is now available in an abridged paperback edition. The result of years of work by scholars from all over the world, The UNESCO General History of Africa reflects how the different peoples of Africa view their civilizations and shows the historical relationships between the various parts of the continent. Historical connections with other continents demonstrate Africa's contribution to the development of human civilization. Each volume is lavishly illustrated and contains a comprehensive bibliography.
 
UNESCO on the Ground: Local Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage (Encounters: Explorations in Folklore and Ethnomusicology)
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For nearly 70 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has played a crucial role in developing policies and recommendations for dealing with intangible cultural heritage. What has been the effect of such sweeping global policies on those actually affected by them? How connected is UNESCO with what is happening every day, on the ground, in local communities? Drawing upon six communities ranging across three continents―from India, South Korea, Malawi, Japan, Macedonia and China―and focusing on festival, ritual, and dance, this volume illuminates the complexities and challenges faced by those who find themselves drawn, in different ways, into UNESCO’s orbit. Some struggle to incorporate UNESCO recognition into their own local understanding of tradition; others cope with the fallout of a failed intangible cultural heritage nomination. By exploring locally, by looking outward from the inside, the essays show how a normative policy such as UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage policy can take on specific associations and inflections. A number of the key questions and themes emerge across the case studies and three accompanying commentaries: issues of terminology; power struggles between local, national and international stakeholders; the value of international recognition; and what forces shape selection processes. With examples from around the world, and a balance of local experiences with broader perspectives, this volume provides a unique comparative approach to timely questions of tradition and change in a rapidly globalizing world.
 
Bioetica, questione ambientale ed ecologia umana (Italian Edition)
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Se guardo il tuo cielo, opera delle tue dita, la luna e le stelle che tu hai fissate, che cosa è l'uomo perché te ne ricordi e il figlio dell'uomo perché te ne curi? (Salmi 8, 54-5) Le parole del Salmo 8 della Bibbia sono note a tutti. In uno sguardo di fede, si riferiscono alla grandezza di Dio, quel Dio Creatore del Cielo e della Terra che è anche così attento alla vita del singolo e piccolo uomo. Ma anche per chi non condivide la fede, lo sguardo ammirato verso il mondo naturale conduce a uno sguardo amorevole verso l’essere umano, la cui specificità nel mondo dei viventi difficilmente può essere negata. Ai nostri giorni, serve di nuovo elevare lo sguardo verso l’ambiente naturale per riscoprire chi siamo e chi dovremmo essere, la rete di relazioni in cui siamo inseriti, in un mondo che ci precede e ci è stato dato. Troppo concentrati su noi stessi, sui nostri bisogni, veri o costruiti, ora che finalmente abbiamo alzato lo sguardo, abbiamo scoperto attorno a noi un mondo meraviglioso, ma anche ferito. Non possiamo più negare questo grido, che è il grido dei poveri del pianeta ed è il grido stesso della terra. L’enciclica Laudato si’ di Papa Francesco va esattamente in questa direzione. Noi siamo chiamati a migliorare noi stessi e chi ci circonda prendendo il nostro posto, riscoprendo la nostra centralità: non possiamo farci da parte. Come tutti i viventi moriremo, ma il fatto di saperlo (solo noi fra i viventi) fa sì che abbiamo un tempo e uno spazio per agire bene. Viventi morenti, non siamo nati per morire, siamo nati per incominciare, come diceva Hannah Arendt. Non siamo al mondo per sparire come “lacrime nella pioggia”, ma, come evoca l’immagine scelta per la copertina, siamo al mondo per lasciare un’impronta, non cedendo alle visioni biocentriste dell’ecologismo radicale. Lasciare un’impronta, infatti, non vuol dire necessariamente calpestare senza rispetto: può voler dire tracciare una strada.
 
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