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The Resource Whatever happened to Tanganyika? : the place names that history left behind, Harry Campbell

Whatever happened to Tanganyika? : the place names that history left behind, Harry Campbell

Label
Whatever happened to Tanganyika? : the place names that history left behind
Title
Whatever happened to Tanganyika?
Title remainder
the place names that history left behind
Statement of responsibility
Harry Campbell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Dozens of countries, cities and counties have changed their identity over the years. This text is a fascinating trawl through the place names that history left behind: the stories about where they came from, what happened to them and what they were replaced by.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Campbell, Harry A
Dewey number
910.014
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
G105
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Names, Geographical
  • Names, Geographical
  • Geography
  • History
  • General & world history
  • History: specific events & topics
  • Place names & gazetteers
Summary expansion
Do you still find yourself referring to Zaire or Czechoslovakia, or wondering whether it should be Moldavia or Moldova, Burma or Myanmar? Dozens of countries, cities and counties have changed their identity over the years. Some of the names we remember from our schooldays or from news headlines just a few years ago are now gone. For example, whatever happened to Tanganyika? This new book by Harry Campbell is a fascinating trawl through the place names that history left behind: the stories about where they came from, what happened to them and what they were replaced by. The stories behind the place names include: Biafra, British Heligoland, Ceylon, Flintshire, Friendly Isles, Islands of Samson and the Ducks, Leningrad, Little Britain, Macedonia, Muscat, Pleasant Island, Stalingrad, Tanganyika, West Britain, Yugoslavia and Zaire. From the major political movements (the Leningrads and Stalingrads of the Socialist Soviet Republic) to enticing destinations (Pleasant Islands, the Friendly Isles), 'Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?' reveals how the atlas of yesteryear became the maps of today
Label
Whatever happened to Tanganyika? : the place names that history left behind, Harry Campbell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2007
  • Includes index
Control code
BDZ0008142016
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvii, 158 p.
Isbn
9781906032418
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Whatever happened to Tanganyika? : the place names that history left behind, Harry Campbell
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2007
  • Includes index
Control code
BDZ0008142016
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvii, 158 p.
Isbn
9781906032418
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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