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Author Room, Adrian.

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

Published Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund Maps  910.014 ROOM {Bund84 20200221}    NOT FOR LOAN
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description v, 433 pages ; 27 cm
Notes Previous ed.: 1997.
Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Placenames 17 -- Appendix 1 Common Placename Words and Elements 419 -- Appendix 2 Major Placenames in European Languages 421 -- Appendix 3 Chinese Names of Countries and Capitals 426.
Summary "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.
Subject Gazetteers.
ISBN 0786422483 (hbk.) No price