Let Michael Bright take you on an incredible journey to the most spectacular natural wonders in the world. Spanning every continent and ocean on the planet, "1001 Natural Wonders" is a compendium of once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you can revisit time and time again. These are Mother Nature's most magnificent places, and natural history writer Michael Bright has selected 1001 locations so breathtaking that once seen, you will never forget. Discover more about the most outstanding locations our planet has to offer, many of them now UNESCO World Heritage Sites to preserve them for future generations. Learn about the explosive rumblings of Caribbean volcanoes and the secluded Spanish wetlands, home to the world's few remaining Iberian lynx. Imagine the spectacular beauty of Australia's fragile reefs, which are ever at the mercy of global warming. Organized by continent and then country, illustrated with stunning photographs from the world's leading photographers, and located on maps, each entry is packed with information on how each natural wonder was created, where to find it, and how to get there, making "1001 Natural Wonders" more than just a 'top 1001' list. It is the most detailed and comprehensive guide of its kind.
Michael Bright is executive producer with the BBC's Natural History Unit. He is the author of over 75 natural history books, including Andes to Amazon: A Guide to South America, the producer of numerous television and radio programmes, including the award-winning television series Natural World and Wildlife on One, and has been editorial consultant on reference works, such as Discovering the Wonders of Our World and The Wildlife Year. UNESCO, The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation is a specialised United Nations agency committed to promoting international collaboration through education, science and culture. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee is dedicated to securing the world's cultural and natural heritage to preserve each site for future generations; sites of human creative genius, unique cultural importance and outstanding landscapes.