Frommer's 500 Places to See Before They Disappear

Frommer's 500 Places to See Before They Disappear

Book - 2009
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This book 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 500 thoughtfully chosen treasures that will inspire and enlighten travelers of all ages. Each entry explains why it has 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. Includes a geographical index which makes its easy to locate attractions across the world.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Publishing, Inc., c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780470189863
Branch Call Number: 910.202/HUGHES
Characteristics: vii, 472 p. : ill. , maps ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: West, Larry 1937-


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Sep 15, 2011

it's a good travel guide, but it's a pretty 'boring' book. I guess i was expecting more pictures of these places, but all the text and words were not helping.

the bottom line is, it's a good reference, but not too much in the entertainment department.

Oct 15, 2010

This is an interesting book, with a somewhat misleading title. I agree that one should visit the Grand Canyon, but I'm not sure why/how it will "disappear?" Some of the descriptions sound like there are truly endangered places, that I will visit sooner having read the book.


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