World Heritage Canal

by Paul A. Lynn
Publisher: Whittles
Release Date: 2019-05-10
Genre: Llangollen Canal (England and Wales)
Pages: 144 pages
ISBN 13: 9781849953986
ISBN 10: 1849953988
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
A fascinating mixture of historical, personal and engineering insights into the life and work of Thomas Telford. It is also a modern guide to the Llangollen Canal and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
World Heritage Canal
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Paul A. Lynn
Categories: Llangollen Canal (England and Wales)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-10 - Publisher: Whittles

A fascinating mixture of historical, personal and engineering insights into the life and work of Thomas Telford. It is also a modern guide to the Llangollen Canal and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
Canal du Midi A World Heritage Site
Language: en
Authors: Jérôme Sabatier
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Jérôme Sabatier

Travel guide updated in February 2019. The Canal du Midi, completed during the reign of Louis XIV, is extraordinary in its scope, representing one of the major works of civil engineering. Its conception, the ingenuity required by Pierre Paul Riquet to feed water to the canal and the creation of dozens of water features along its route, all testify to its exceptional technological innovation. It opened a safe and fast navigable link between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, thus providing commercial prosperity to the regions it crossed in the three centuries of its use. At a length of 240 kilometers, the Canal du Midi was the largest construction site of its time and today remains the oldest canal in Europe still in operation. Beyond the technical challenges overcome by Pierre Paul Riquet, it is the aesthetics of his architecture and the landscapes created that make the Canal du Midi so unique. Here you’ll find all the information necessary to prepare your trip and your stay along the Canal du Midi in order to discover this exceptional site of indisputable universal value. You will find the following under the sections for the site : the reasons for its selection for the World Heritage list, the history of the site, many practical informations (Tourist Offices, suggested tours, museums, events, transports), and a selection of accommodation and restaurants. Prices and opening hours shown are for 2019. You'll also find tips (transport, pricing, activities ... ), anecdotes and all the possibilities for family-friendly visits to encourage children and families in their discovery. Let us guide you...
World Heritage Craze in China
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Haiming Yan
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-28 - Publisher: Berghahn Books

There is a World Heritage Craze in China. China claims to have the longest continuous civilization in the world and is seeking recognition from UNESCO. This book explores three dimensions of the UNESCO World Heritage initiative with particular relevance for China: the universal agenda, the national practices, and the local responses. With a sociological lens, this book offers comprehensive insights into World Heritage, as well as China’s deep social, cultural, and political structures.
Global Geographical Heritage, Geoparks and Geotourism
Language: en
Pages: 483
Authors: Ram Babu Singh, Ram Bali Singh, Dongying Wei, Subhash Anand
Categories: Electronic books
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book explores the geographical, geomorphological, ecological, touristic and socioeconomic aspects of natural heritage, argues for the dynamic conservation of that heritage and explains its key characteristics, promotion, conservation and management to achieve sustainable development goals. Emerging concepts such as geodiversity, geographical heritage sites, geomonuments, geoparks and geotourism are increasingly being used by conservationists. At present, the development of geoparks is a major global theme involving the application of geosciences to promote the inclusive growth of society and the protection and conservation of our unique geoheritage. Currently, there are 147 UNESCO global geoparks across 41 countries, in addition to a number of national-level geoparks. Pursuing a holistic approach towards such sites will sensitise the general public to the need for geoconservation of significant geosites and promote it through geotourism. It is a crucial issue, as various countries around the world are eager to develop their geoparks and are working for the conservation of geoheritage sites at the national level. This unique book gathers contributions from 15 countries in the form of case studies analysing the realities on of geographical heritage, geoparks and geotourism. The respective chapters address the role of geoparks as essential tools for education, recreation and nature conservation. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable guide for geoscientists, planners, policymakers, civil society and anyone concerned about the conservation of geoheritage sites and geoparks for a sustainable future Earth.
A Companion to Heritage Studies
Language: en
Pages: 624
Authors: William Logan, Máiréad Nic Craith, Ullrich Kockel
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-10 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

A Companion to Heritage Studies is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art survey of the interdisciplinary study of cultural heritage. Outlines the key themes of research, including cultural preservation, environmental protection, world heritage and tourism, ethics, and human rights Accessibly organized into a substantial framework-setting essay by the editors followed by three sections on expanding, using and abusing, and recasting heritage Provides a cutting-edge guide to emerging trends in the field that is that is global in scope, cross-cultural in focus and critical in approach Features contributions from an international array of scholars, including some with extensive experience in heritage practice through UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS, and national heritage systems
Exploring the Netherlands
Language: en
Authors: Arend van Dam
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-07 - Publisher: Van Holkema & Warendorf

Extraordinary Stories about Ten Dutch World Heritage Sites The Netherlands has ten monuments on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Cultural and natural heritage that is considered irreplaceable, unique and owned by the World. In this beautifull book Arend van Dam tells us about the uniqueness of this Cultural Heritage. Stories about the 17th century canals in Amsterdam , about the colourfull city of Willemstad, Curacao or about the former island of Schokland. The atmospheric paintings of Alex de Wolf bring these undeniable cultural treasures to life. Exploring the Netherlands is an indispensable book for everyone who is interested in the history of the Netherlands.
The International Canal Monuments List
Language: en
Pages: 85
Authors: Conseil international des monuments et des sites, Comité international pour la conservation du patrimoine industriel
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher:

Books about The International Canal Monuments List
Valuing World Heritage Cities
Language: en
Pages: 234
Authors: Tanja Vahtikari
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-03 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

With its celebrated World Heritage List, UNESCO steers the global heritage agenda through the definition and redefinition of what constitutes heritage and by offering the highest-level forum for heritage professionalism. While it is the national governments that nominate sites for inclusion in the World Heritage List, and the intergovernmental World Heritage Committee that makes the final decision on inclusion or non-inclusion, it is the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) for cultural heritage that determines whether the necessary level of ‘outstanding universal value’ is met. Focusing on the discourses of ICOMOS and their transmission to the local context, this book is the first in-depth historical analysis of the construction of heritage value in the context of cities illustrated through a case study of Old Rauma in Finland. The book contributes to the understanding of the discursive and constructed nature of World Heritage values as opposed to intrinsic values, critically scrutinizes the role of ICOMOS in making valuations concerning urban heritage, and sheds light on the interactions and tensions of universal and local (urban) perspectives in the practice of heritage valuation. Valuing World Heritage Cities is the first in-depth historical analysis of the construction of heritage value in the context of cities in the transnational discourses of heritage. This unique and timely contribution will be of interest to scholars and students working in Heritage Studies, Cultural Geography, Urban Studies and Tourism.
World Heritage Cultural Landscapes: A Handbook for Conservation and Management
Language: en
Pages: 135
Authors: gratuit
Categories: Cultural landscapes
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: UNESCO

Books about World Heritage Cultural Landscapes: A Handbook for Conservation and Management
Best Practice 3
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Emma Nardi, Cinzia Angelini
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-01 - Publisher: Edizioni Nuova Cultura

Emma Nardi, Introduction; Anja Bellmann, Stefan Bresky, Bernd Wagner, Early Childhood Education in Museums. Exploring History in the Deutsches Historisches Museum; Anna Asoyan, Armine Grigoryan, The Museum is the Guest of the School; Ana Luisa Nossar, Branca Pimentel, Elaine Fontana, Marina Herling, Maria Carolina Machado, Paula Selli, Babies at the Museum? At Segall, that’s happening!; María Antonieta Sibaja Hidalgo, Descubrir, experimentar, construir…; Ernesta Todisco, Summer Camp for children. Promoting the knowledge of the museum; Niko Bos, Developing Look & Learn cards; Annemies Broekgaarden, History adventure! You and the Golden Age; Anne-Sophie Grassin, Un dimanche avec des étudiants de Paris-Dauphine au musée de Cluny; Elvire Jansen, Inez Weyermans, Irma Enklaar, Wereldgrachten (World Canals); Antonella Poce, Promoting science: the creation of a scientific observatory to raise awareness on sea biodiversity; Susan Rowe, Seeds of Knowledge, Education, and Empowerment through a School Garden Project; Martin Bourguignat, Le Studio 13/16, espace dédié aux adolescents de 13 à 16 ans au Centre Pompidou; Cynthia Iburg, Nature Nocturne. Rediscovering the Museum as an Adult; Fabrice Casadebaig, Les Ateliers nomades; Nathalie Mémoire, Le Muséum chez vous; Anne Ruelland, Exposition-itinérante « Jardiner la ville »; Jesse-Lee Costa Dollerup, Tanya Lindkvist, The Art of Learning Language. An educational inclusion programme bringing together art, language and interculturality; Laura Evans, Building a Bridge? Understanding the Multicultural Impact of Islamic Art at the Dallas Museum of Art; Irene Balzani, Cristina Bucci, Luca Carli Ballola, Michela Mei, A più voci – With Many Voices. The Palazzo Strozzi project for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers; Coraline Knoff, Stéphanie Merran, Vincent Poussou, “Le Voyage”, une exposition au Centre Pénitentiaire Sud-Francilien; Angela Manders, Museum for One Day. A special museum experience on location; Paolo Campetella, Yes picture please!; Karine Lasaracina, L’art du réseau: un Musée en ligne; Kyle Soller, Ellen Bechtol, Leah Melber, Observe to Learn.
Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities
Language: en
Pages: 596
Authors: Alastair M. Morrison, J. Andres Coca-Stefaniak
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-28 - Publisher: Routledge

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities presents an up-to-date, critical and comprehensive overview of established and emerging themes in urban tourism and tourist cities. Offering socio-cultural perspectives and multidisciplinary insights from leading scholars, the book explores contemporary issues, challenges and trends. Organised into four parts, the handbook begins with an introductory section that explores contemporary issues, challenges and trends that tourism cities face today. A range of topics are explored, including sustainable urban tourism, overtourism and urbanisation, the impact of terrorism, visitor–host interactions, as well as reflections on present and future challenges for tourism cities. In Part II the marketing, branding and markets for tourism cities are considered, exploring topics such as destination marketing and branding, business travellers and exhibition hosting. This section combines academic scholarship with real-life practice and case studies from cities. Part III discusses product and technology developments for tourism cities, examining their supply and impact on different travellers, from open-air markets to creative waterfronts, from social media to smart cities. The final Part offers examples of how urban tourism is developing in different parts of the world and how worldwide tourism cities are adapting to the challenges ahead. It also explores emerging forms of specialist tourism, including geology and ecology-based tourism, socialist heritage and post-communist destination tourism. This handbook fills a notable gap by offering a critical and detailed understanding of the diverse elements of the tourist experience today. It contains useful suggestions for practitioners, as well as examples for theoretical frameworks to students in the fields of urban tourism and tourism cities. The handbook will be of interest to scholars and students working in urban tourism, heritage studies, human geography, urban studies and urban planning, sociology, psychology and business studies.
The Georgians
Language: en
Pages: 488
Authors: Penelope J. Corfield
Categories: Great Britain
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-25 - Publisher: Yale University Press

A comprehensive history of the Georgians, comparing past views of these exciting, turbulent, and controversial times with our attitudes today. The Georgian era is often seen as a time of innovations. It saw the end of monarchical absolutism, global exploration and settlements overseas, the world's first industrial revolution, deep transformations in religious and cultural life, and Britain's role in the international trade in enslaved Africans. But how were these changes perceived by people at the time? And how do their viewpoints compare with attitudes today? In this wide-ranging history, Penelope J. Corfield explores every aspect of Georgian life--politics and empire, culture and society, love and violence, religion and science, industry and towns. People's responses at the time were often divided. Pessimists saw loss and decline, while optimists saw improvements and light. Out of such tensions came the Georgian culture of both experiment and resistance. Corfield emphasizes those elements of deep continuity that persisted even within major changes, and shows how new developments were challenged if their human consequences proved dire.