Author(s): Holly Hughes
"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.
"Although technically we're grown up, we'd still like to visit the places mentioned in this book!" (French Magazine July 2008) "...the first guidebook of 'last chance saloon' holidays...for travellers who want to visit the most endangered tourist destinations..."(The Observer, October 26th 2008) "...carefully chosen list of destinations...this book also presents some of the world's hidden treasures and best-kept secrets" (Sunday Herald (Glasgow), November 2nd 2008) "An eye-opener of a guidebook that acknowledges our endangered world, with great ideas of where to go if you can." (Best, December 16th 2008) "...provides tips on what we can do to prevent their demise." (Gay Times, January 2008) "...new guide is a celebration of the world's most precious sights...inspiring book...sheds light on why our natural habitats are disappearing." (Lincolnshire Today, December 2008) "...a celebration of the world's most precious and fragile sights." (Embrace, December 2008) "...the reader is guided through the earth's most wonderful and beautiful places and things." (Canary Wharf, January 2009) "This book is more a celebration of the world's most precious sights...indicates how much of our world is taken for granted." (Oldham Evening Chronicle, January 8th 2009) "Rather than skirt around this sobering fact, Frommer's has decided to embrace it with its new book" (ABTA Magazine, January 2009) "Rather than skirt around this sobering fact, Frommer's has decided to embrace it with its new book" (ABTA Magazine, January 2009) "...a list of sites where it is still possible to see rare and vulnerable animal species, special landscapes" (In Practice, December 2008) "...covering such spots are rare-bird habitats, savannahs in which endangered species still live and landscapes that face obliteration" (Good Book Guide, February 2009) "...shows how much of the world we take for granted...a variety of natural, historical and cultural sites for travellers to enjoy." (Tesco Magazine, March 1st 2009)