World Heritage Sites are designated by UNESCO which judges them 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. Sites that no longer meet these criteria are delisted. There are currently 1,073 World Heritage Sites.
This eighth edition contains all 1,073 World Heritage Sites in 168 countries, principalities and island states in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, the Arab States, Latin America, the Caribbean and the world's oceans. Forty-two are new to this edition.
New additions made since 2015 include:
Architectural Work of Le Corbusier in seven countries
Mistaken Point, Canada
Antequera Dolmens Site, Spain
Antiqua Naval Dockyard and Related Archaeological Sites, Antigua and Barbuda
Lut Desert, Iran
Asmara: A Modernist City of Africa, Eritrea
Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura, Germany
Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town, Palestine
Kujataa Greenland: Norse and Inuit Farming at the Edge of the Ice Cap
The English Lake District, Great Britain and Northern Island
Los Alreces National Park, Argentina
Landscapes of Dauria, Mongolia
MTarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine, Poland... and many more.
World Heritage Sites attracts a general readership of travelers and those with an interest in natural or cultural history, geography, architecture, heritage preservation, and wildlife habitats and conservation. At a time when knowledge of global history, culture and natural heritage has never been more urgent, it is a timely addition to all bookshelves.