Off the Map: The Curious Histories of Place-Names

by Derek Nelson | Reference |
ISBN: 1568361742 Global Overview for this book
Registered by jamesmum of Richmond, British Columbia Canada on 2/1/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by jamesmum from Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, February 01, 2004
This book is about more than place names; it talks about the history of map-making, and how knowledge (or lack thereof) affected discoveries through the last two millennia. I found it quite engaging.

Offered on Book relay 2/1/04.

Journal Entry 2 by wingJDTwing from Pleasanton, California USA on Wednesday, February 04, 2004
What an intriguing book with some wonderful drawings/antique maps! Looking forward to getting into it - as soon as that TBR stack allows!
Thanks for this nice bookrelay,jamesmum!

Journal Entry 3 by wingJDTwing from Pleasanton, California USA on Saturday, April 17, 2004
I like the concept of this book - and all the amazing sources of names and name changes.
(my husband and son each studied Russian and we have visited St.Petersburg/Leningrad, seen changes in street names there, Mariinsky Theater, etc.)
Even our new baseball stadium in San Francisco has already gone from PacBell to SBC Park!

Knowing I won't be able to do this book justice, I'm sending it to lovemylife as a surprise!

Journal Entry 4 by lovemylife from Campbellsport, Wisconsin USA on Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Thanks, JDT. the books arrived today. It looks very interesting, but will take a little time to read. Love the cover.

Journal Entry 5 by lovemylife from Campbellsport, Wisconsin USA on Tuesday, February 01, 2005
I've decided to send this very interesting book to New Zealand. Someone is collecting for an M-Bag and I'm thinking this book might me appreciated by someone there.

Journal Entry 6 by nekki2976 from Mumford, New York USA on Friday, February 11, 2005
I got this box of books today. Since it was the last set I was waiting on, the Mbag (or perhaps a quicker method) will be going out to New Zealand on Monday.

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Sending in an M-bag to FutureCat for the New Zealand Convention.

Journal Entry 8 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, April 18, 2005
A huge sack of books arrived today - too late for the convention, unfortunately, but they'll still be greatly appreciated by the Christchurch Bookcrossers, and a few might end up travelling over to Australia for the Brisbane convention in June.

I'm sure I've claimed far more than my share of the m-bag now, but this one just looks so fascinating I have to read it!

Many thanks lovemylife, and nekki!

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Journal Entry 9 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Just as interesting as it promised to be! It was a bit US-centric at times, and not particularly well-organised, but it made up for it by being so packed with fascinating little snippets of history and geography. My only real complaint is that I would have liked the old maps to be reproduced more clearly - it's impossible to make out any of the detail of placenames etc on them :-(

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Journal Entry 10 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Given to non-fiction at tonight's meetup.

Journal Entry 11 by non-fiction from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, October 11, 2005
picked up at the October Christchurch meet-up

Journal Entry 12 by non-fiction from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Thursday, December 22, 2005
Well..this book was more or less a collection of map and place name trivia - interesting to dip into but not really a detailed look at either old maps or place-names.

Journal Entry 13 by non-fiction at Jellie Park in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, December 23, 2005

Released 13 yrs ago (12/23/2005 UTC) at Jellie Park in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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