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FREE DOWNLOAD Ú Frommers 500 Places to See Before They Disappear (500 Places) Ù 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 foreUded 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. 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 them arranged by various theme I suppose we are all spoiled by the era of the internet but it just seems like a collection of various top 10 lists you see posted all over the web

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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 ecosys. I’m no optimist But the premise of this book is a bit depressing

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Frommers 500 Places to See Before They Disappear 500 PlacesTems 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's been incl. I am most familiar with Frommer's travel guides that focus on cities or regions However this series also features other guides on a variety of subjects The focus here places to see before they disappear That is on endangered destinations whether they be animals eg condors or places eg the Hill of Tara in Ireland or human artifacts eg Battersea Power Station in LondonTruthfully the title is something of a misnomer The two active volcanoes in Hawaii Kilauea and Mauna Loa are hardly threatened and represent one of the sites to see before they disappear The Grand Canyon is unlikely to disappear although its environment may degrade Also global warming is casually and routinely tossed around as a potential threat to some locations; I am not sure we know enough about the phenomenon yet to place great weight on the effects of warming for specific locationsThere is also hope Some of the destinations have improved their prospects over time For instance condors were once within a blink of disappearing; now there are many than once I would have thought possible Some threatened venues to provide a flavor of destinations Redwoods Forest in California the Mekong River Sherwood Forest England gorillas of the Bwindi Impenetrable Mountain Forest the caves of Lascaux France the Pyramids of Giza the Tower of London Wrigley Field Chicago et alThere are also cool features such as listings of ten related locations To illustrate on pages 416 417 there is a listing of ten lighthouses that are glorious but which face some level of threatAn interesting volume I think some of these sites are scarcely in threat; some threats appear to me to be pretty hypothetical Nonetheless the work reminds us that some important places face some degree of threat As part of our legacy it would be a shame if we lost even a small percentage of these places So despite some uestions that I have this is an interesting volume