The third edition of The World’s Heritage is available now, published by UNESCO Publishing and Collins. Featuring all 981 entries on the UNESCO World Heritage List, with all the new sites inscribed onto the list by the World Heritage Committee in 2013.

With only the world’s most spectacular and extraordinary sites making it on to the list, The World’s Heritage (third edition) is a beautiful representation of the truly wondrous cultural and natural heritage that our planet has to offer. From the ancient Nabatean city of Petra in Jordan, to the 19 sites newly inscribed onto the World Heritage List in June 2013, this is the ultimate resource for anyone seeking to explore humanity’s relationship with Planet Earth. Heritage is not uniform, and this is reflected in the incredibly diverse and important nature of sites, including: the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador; Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe in Germany; Red Bay Basque Whaling Station in Canada; and Golestan Palace in Iran.

 Since 1972, the World Heritage Convention has stood as a testament to the way in which people interact with nature, and the fundamental need to preserve the balance between the two. As well as beautiful photographs, key commentary and information for each site, Collins’ mapping allows readers to easily place and imagine each location around the world.

The 981 entries now come from 160 countries and from every continent, and the beauty and diversity of these sites is reflected in over 650 specially selected photographs. As well as being translated into 5 languages, the third edition of The World’s Heritage is also available as an app: your perfect on-the-go reference resource.