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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks

Evening Course

Monday, December 6, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1J0136B
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Clockwise: The Forbidden City, Beijing, China; Redwood National Park, northern California; Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

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The 1,121 UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout the world offer a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of complex civilizations, empires, and religions. Justin M. Jacobs, associate professor of history at American University, presents in-depth overviews of three particularly intriguing sites: the Forbidden City in Beijing, Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, and Redwood National and State Parks. Each lavishly illustrated program goes far beyond the typical tourist experience by incorporating the insights of the latest scholarship and research.

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Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks

Seven parks comprise the Canadian Rocky Mountains, renowned for their scenic splendor and fruitful fossil excavations. They have attracted explorers, scholars, and businessmen for hundreds of years. Explore the geologic and human drama of one of the premier natural wonderlands of North America, approaching these parks from multiple perspectives, including native prehistory, the imperial fur trade, the construction of the transcontinental railroad, the creation of a Canadian nation, and groundbreaking scientific discoveries.

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