Troubled Treasures: World Heritage Sites

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From swimming among the colorful corals of the Great Barrier Reef to visiting the majestic Taj Mahal or mysterious Stonehenge, our planet is full of wondrous sites to behold! Thanks to the United Nations, these and other destinations are protected as World Heritage sites. In the Troubled Treasures series, readers will discover how these extraordinary places are threatened and how they are being conserved. As students tour the planet, they'll explore the histories, mysteries, and marvels of these special treasures. Full-color photographs, informative maps, and engaging text make this journey a world-class adventure!

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Troubled Treasures: World Heritage Sites (6 titles)
Galapagos Islands 4.7
Great Barrier Reef 5.0
Great Wall of China 4.8
Pyramids of Egypt 4.9
Stonehenge 4.7
Taj Mahal 4.8
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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF037020, JNF051100
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Geography, History
Copyright 2011
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2011-01-01
ISBN 9781616135621, 9781617841675
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 551-986
Graphics Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 8
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Troubled Treasures – Library Media Connection

This lovely set of books, about some our world’s most treasured and yet most vulnerable sites, should be a welcome addition to any elementary library. This series is valuable for the elementary library, but it may also be helpful for reluctant high school readers. Recommended.

Troubled Treasures – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Representing just the tip of the iceberg—there are currently more than 900 official World Heritage Sites—these quick introductions convey a sense of the vast range of places that have been designated by UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre as being significant to our world and its cultures, and the almost equally huge range of challenges conservationists face in preserving them. Each book describes in general terms a site’s construction or creation, distinctive features, and history, as well as threats to its continued existence and both current and past restoration initiatives. Revealing color photos taken from different heights and angles are supplemented by maps and by graphic reconstructions of, for instance, five stages of construction at Stonehenge. Though other books about these unique artifacts and locations are common, Henzel’s distinctive approach gives this series unusual value for both assignment and general-interest reading.