Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?

Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?

The Place Names That History Left Behind

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Looks at the genesis and demise of forty-six geographical names from around the world.

Dozens of countries, cities and counties have changed their identity over the years. For example, whatever happened to Tanganyika? This book takes the reader on a journey 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.

Book News
This book takes readers through the genesis and demise of 46 bygone geographic place names all over the globe, from the title place (a former German colony in East Africa) to Zaire, North Britain (Scotland), Neutral Moresnet (a 1000-acre country jointly governed by Belgium, Holland, and Prussia), and The Islands of Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins (now simply the US and British Virgin Islands). Portico Books is an imprint of Anova (London). Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Independent Publishing Group
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, what did happen to Tanganyika? The fascinating stories behind the place names include Affpiddle, 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.

Publisher: London : Portico, 2007
ISBN: 9781906032050
Branch Call Number: 910.014 CAMPB
Characteristics: XVII, 158 S. : illustrations ; 20 cm


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