100 wonders in the Urals: natural and man-made
We are glad to present you the ultimate tour guide to the Urals. As of to date there are no books comparable to this one, neither by the volume of information and photo materials nor by the quality of translation.
The originality of each wonder has been thoroughly verified by consultations with scientists and experts in specific areas as well as by addressing the relative documents and sources. The translation has been edited by Max Weston (BA (Hons), Oxford University, Language Link Company), Dr. Justin Yeager (ULC company), Dr. Mikhail Brodsky (ULC company).
Creating wonders and being able to see the miraculous in the surrounding world is an essential need of humanity verified by thousands of years. The book is also a wonder of its own kind. Written in the genre of a research-guidebook it aspires to the quality of a scientific publication and presents the essential list of rare and exclusive objects of Russian and even of world importance. All of the 100 outstanding sights of interest in the Great Urals are accessible for tourist trips by car, train or air. Ten of these are made up by the diverse and original capital cities of its ten areas: Sverdlovsk Oblast, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Kurgan Oblast, Tyumen Oblast, Orenburg Oblast, Perm Krai, KhMAO (Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug), YaNAO (Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug), Republic of Bashkortostan and Republic of Komi. 90 more unusual places are located outside these urban areas.
Even if you have already visited the Urals or heard about these places, this book will certainly help you to find out something new, discover the non-trivial and will surprise you with unusual things and phenomena. It can become your real life guide not only a “literary” travelogue of the Urals – every article is followed by information of practical use on the route: useful hints, GPS-coordinates, contact numbers.
The structure of the book is based on the level of uniqueness of the collected wonders:
Wonders at the world level – 20 objects which are possibly unique in the world: there are no analogues on the planet or they are very scarce; leading objects in terms of a certain parameter (size or quality); archeological or historical discoveries or findings that have become sensations in the world of science.
Wonders at the level of Russia – 40 objects which are unique for Russia: wonders that are the only ones of their kind on a country scale; the ones listed in any of the prestigious all-Russian top lists; winners of various contests; unofficial capitals; the very best in Russia by length, age, height, production volume and other criteria.
Wonders at the level of the Urals – 30 objects, extraordinary within the area of the Great Urals: you cannot find anything similar here; the largest or the oldest – these definitions are quite applicable for such monuments if you talk about the ten areas of the Urals.
Inside each of the sections the wonders are grouped by character – natural and man-made, and then, in turn, they are listed in alphabetical order. To see the list of all the wonders described in the book, please go to Content. If you need to investigate places of interest in a specific area, please see the Geographical index.
Information about each wonder is placed on one double-page spread. There is also a summary – facts that form the basis of awarding the place of interest with the status of a wonder. A reference note on similar wonders (in the world, in Russia or in the Urals) will allow one at least to catch a glimpse of 253 more amazing places on five continents: in 37 countries of the world and 50 areas of Russia.
A peculiar bonus of the book is the section Events: the TOP-10 events that make a difference on a Russian level: the longest by duration and by number of participants for tournaments and festivals, the events are unique in the country, contests of significance on the Russian level.
The originality of each wonder has been thoroughly verified by consultations with scientists and experts in specific areas as well as by addressing the relative documents and sources.
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