With eighteen man-made and twelve natural wonders, this coffee table book really does include the World’s Greatest Wonders.
From the familar like the Taj Mahal to the more obscure like Petra, many of the World’s Greatest Wonders are shown and described here. There a few glaring omissions like there are no Parisian churches or the Eiffel Tower listed. There seems to be a mesoamerican focus with four man-made wonders located there. However, the beautiful pictures of both details and bird’s eye views keep the book interesting. I especially like the two-page spreads of the extensive flora and fauna living in the each Wonders of Nature section.
Overall, this is a beautifully photographed book of both man-made and natural wonders. There is enough information to get a good idea of the region’s history and why it is important. 4 stars!
Thanks to Chartwell Books, Quarto Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.