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How places got their names

Author: Graham Rickard
Publisher: London : Young Library, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the account of how 75 intriguing names were acquired for parts of the world - gives the story behind each one. Most were invented in the age of European exploration from the 15th to the 19th centuries. How did countries like America, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan and Greenland get their names? And states like Carolina, Tasmania, and Natal? And rivers like the Amazon and the Mackenzie? And seas like the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Rickard
ISBN: 0946003319 9780946003310
OCLC Number: 13591782
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 46 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Graham Rickard.

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This is the account of how 75 intriguing names were acquired for parts of the world - gives the story behind each one. Most were invented in the age of European exploration from the 15th to the 19th centuries. How did countries like America, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan and Greenland get their names? And states like Carolina, Tasmania, and Natal? And rivers like the Amazon and the Mackenzie? And seas like the Atlantic and the Pacific?

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