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World Heritage N54

World Heritage N54
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2009, 116 с. (28x22 cm)
ISBN: 92-3-1WH005-4
Серия: Periodical

Рубрика: ЮНЕСКО

IN FOCUS
Astronomy and World Heritage
Astronomical heritage, or cultural heritage relating to the sky, recognizes the relationships between humanity and the cosmos.
From the Maya to the Inca and beyond
These ancient cultures confronted their particular vision of the universe.

The heritage of Galileo
400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei’s first astronomical use of a telescope.

Teaching laboratories for positional astronomy: The Jantar Mantar Observatories of India
Jantar Mantar instruments bring basic astronomy to life.

Starlight Reserves and World Heritage: Scientific, cultural and environmental values
Enjoying an unpolluted night sky as an inalienable right of humankind.

Astronomy and World Heritage Education at Suzhou
Educational activities were organized in line with the International Year of Astronomy 2009.

Recognizing science and technology at World Heritage sites
Great advances in science and technology are recognized on the World Heritage List, through such sites as the Mountain Railways of India and Varberg Radio station.

Charles Darwin and the Galápagos: The evolution of a legacy
2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species.

CLOSE-UP
New World Heritage sites 2009
A presentation of the 13 new World Heritage sites inscribed at the 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee, Seville (Spain) in June 2009.

FORUM
Interview
Interview with Professor Alec Boksenberg, Chair of the UK National Commission for UNESCO, eminent astronomer and former Director of the United Kingdom Royal Observatories (Greenwich and Edinburgh), Professor of experimental astronomy at the University of Cambridge.

Advisory Bodies
Astronomical and archaeoastronomical heritage: A shared thematic study for improved understanding.

Conventions
First meeting of States Parties to Underwater Cultural Heritage Convention; MAB International Coordinating Council Meets.

Profile
Interview with Dr Gabriel Lopez, Executive Director of the Charles Darwin Foundation.

NEWS
Preservation
The committee in Seville; Environment: the sky’s the limit; Towards improved heritage awareness in Maldives; New financing to conserve forests in Central Africa; The Arctic affected by climate change; Rapid Response Facility launched; The Silk Roads make progress; Climate change changes World Heritage.

In Danger
Dresden no longer World Heritage; Walled City of Baku removed from Danger List; Preservation concerns at Mtskheta (Georgia); Addressing threats at Belize Barrier Reef Reserve; Colombia requests Danger Listing of Los Katíos National Park.

Outreach
Youth in Seville; First UK UNESCO World Heritage Youth Summit meets in Lyme Regis; Hanoi hosts international seminar on Historic Urban Landscapes; Two new episodes of the Patrimonito cartoon series; Learning site management; Sites of Conscience.