‘The World’s Great Wonders: how they were made and why they are amazing’ covers 50 wonders of the world. Twenty natural wonders and thirty man-made ones. I really like that it describes how they were made (either by man or by nature) and gives you a good sense of what makes them so amazing.
It is a very readable book and great to dip in and out of as the mood takes you. I found the introductory part for each wonder a bit contrived. It was trying to create a sense of what is was like to actually be there: “you’ve been hiking for days….”; “in the distance you spy…”; “you put your head down and climb….”. It might work for some but it irritated me somewhat.
Much better were the facts, history and stories around the wonders. There were also sections on “Getting there” and “While You’re there” (other things to see in the area) which could be of use if you like to travel under your own steam.
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