Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary

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Merriam-Webster, 1997 - Travel - 1387 pages
Completely revised! The ideal geographic reference. Over 54,000 entries with economic, political, and physical data. Comprehensive global coverage. 250 easy-to-read maps. Pronunciations and variant spellings. An alphabetical reference with some 48,000 entries on countries, cities, states, buildings and large constructions, and natural landforms and bodies of water. Most entries contain information on population, size, and location, as well as brief economic and historical notes. Includes detailed B & W maps, some full page, and a list of geographical terms in other languages.

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This classic lists more than 48,000 mountains, lakes, towns, and countries. For each place, it gives pronunciation, location information, and brief textual data. Retain older editions as they are useful for historical research; their larger maps are excellent for photocopying. Read full review

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Page 25 - Autauga Baldwin Barbour Bibb Blount Bullock Butler Calhoun Chambers Cherokee Chilton Choctaw Clarke Clay Cleburne Coffee Colbert Conecuh Coosa Covington Crenshaw Cullman Dale Dallas De Kalb Elmore Escambia Etowah Fayette Franklin Geneva Greene Hale Henry Houston Jackson Jefferson Lamar Lauderdale Lawrence Lee Limestone Lowndes Macon Madison Marengo Marion Marshall Mobile...
Page 25 - Elmore, Escambia, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Geneva, Greene, Hale, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, St.
Page 50 - Bordeaux; pop. 38915; episcopal see from 379; Byzantine Romanesque cathedral of St. Pierre (llth and 12th cents.); a center of paper industry; other manufactures include carpets, firearms and gunpowder, liquors, machinery; active trade, esp. in wines. History: Taken from Visigoths by Clovis, King of Franks, 507 AD in which year he built its first cathedral; from 9th cent, center of countship, held by Lusignan family from 1220; ceded to England by Peace of Bretigny 1360 but restored to France by Charles...

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