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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Redwood National and State Parks

Evening Course

Monday, December 13, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1J0136C
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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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Redwood National and State Parks

The tallest trees in the world grow only in a narrow strip of land along the coast of northern California. Delve into the unique biology of the last surviving coastal redwoods, reflected in part through Jacobs’ own personal stories and experiences growing up among these majestic giants of the forest. A virtual journey through the redwoods highlights the 19th-century logging industry, the creation of state and national parks, and new and exciting discoveries high up in the vertigo-inducing canopies.

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