Off the Map: The Curious Histories of Place-names

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Kodansha International, Nov 1, 1999 - History - 200 pages
3 Reviews
This amusing, fact-filled book recharts geography--from Ptolemy to the break-up of Yugoslavia--through the eyes of intrepid seafarers, arrogant imperialists, feuding neighbors, gullible map-makers, and bumbling tourists. 50 maps.

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Meh. One good thing about this book it is much shorter than Moby Dick. Read full review

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User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

This book is a fun, quick read. It gives interesting and sometimes oddball explanations as to how hundreds of place names around the world came to be, but it could benefit by some beter organizational ... Read full review

Contents

WHEN LANGUAGES COLLIDE
117
MULTIPLE NAMES MEAN CONFUSION
137
PRIMAL NAMES
155
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