Atlas of True Names, World by Kalimedia
The Atlas of True Names reveals the etymological roots, or original meanings, of the familiar terms on todays map of the World. For instance, where you would normally expect to see the Sahara indicated, the Atlas gives you Sea of Sand, Arab. es-sahra desert, sea of sand. The True Names of 1500 cities, countries, rivers, oceans and mountain ranges are displayed on this fascinating map, which includes a comprehensive index of derivations.
Etymology is the study of the origin and history of words. For the first time, the Atlas of True Names uses etymology to give us an unusual insight into familiar geographical names - with intriguing results......
Many geographical names are clearly rooted in Mans observation of his natural environment; the physical location of a settlement: At the Foot of the Mountain - Piedmont, the character of an important water course: The Gentle One - The Seine or even just the local vegetation: Under the Oaks - Potsdam.
Unsurprisingly, countries and landscapes often derive their names from the characteristics of the people who lived there: Great Land of the Tattooed - Great Britain, whilst local mythology and regional rulers also frequently leave their legacy: Isle of the Monsters Eye - Peleponnese or Illustrious Emperor - Zaragoza.
- Product Number: 2212537M
- Product Code: KAL_ATN_WOR
- ISBN: 9780755829996
- Year of Publication: 2008
- Folded Size: 7.87 x 2.76 inches
- Unfolded Size: 129.92 x 20.87 inches
- Map type: Folded Map
- Geographical region: World
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