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Off the Map By Derek Nelson

Off the Map by Derek Nelson

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Explores the origins of place names and the relationship between geography, cartography, and historical events.

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Off the Map: Curious Histories of Place Names by Derek Nelson

Is it Rangoon, Burma (as the American media prefer), or Yangon, Myanmar (as their government decrees)? Is it Ivory Coast or Cote d'Ivoire? What keeps us from calling other countries by the names they use for themselves? The Hindu names for Indian isn't India and the Japanese don't call their country Japan. The tangled answers to these questions- and to dozens of other typonymic conundra- appear in this armchair adventure around the four corners of the globe (a biblical phrase that resulted in the belief that the earth was square).

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Off the Map: Curious Histories of Place Names by Derek Nelson
Used - Very Good
Kodansha America, Inc
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