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Placenames of the world : origins and meanings of the names for 6,600 countries, cities, territories, natural features, and historic sites

Author: Adrian Room
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland & Co., cop. 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"First published in 1997, the work in this new edition contains over 7,000 entries, including 1,000 new placenames from previously under-represented areas such as China and Japan. Entries cover natural features as well as manmade entities. Each entry includes the name of the feature; a brief description and its geographical location; and the origin of the name"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Room
ISBN: 0786422483 9780786422487
OCLC Number: 439732470
Description: V, 433 str. ; 27 cm.
Responsibility: Adrian Room.
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A placename is often much more than just a label. A name may bespeak the history of a nation, the culture of a people, or the hopes of an individual. Such connections are revealed in this extensive  Read more...

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