Derek Nelson's book Off the Map is the historical equivalent of a bathroom book.
Derek Nelson's book Off the Map is the historical equivalent of a bathroom book. This is not said to be derogatory. In many ways, that is the charm of the book. I thought it would be a good start for learning about place-names, a subject I had become interested in through my reading of whaling history in Spitsbergen (a place which has a long history of renaming, misplacing, and misspelling place-names). I, unfortunately, did not look through the book before I borrowed it, seeing as how it was the only one of its kind on the shelf. It has no notes, and only cites no more than fifty sources, most (if not all) of which appear to be secondary sources.
summary: places have names. some places have or have had more than one name. sometimes the history of those names is complicated.
This amusing, fact-filled book recharts geography-from Ptolemy to the. summary: places have names. unfortunately, he went on. and on. and on, in a very disjointed, superficial listing of those names and how they were derived. i don't think there were 2 consecutive paragraphs in the book that stuck with any one topic.
I found "Off the Map" to be a breath of fresh air in a discipline that has fallen from grace of late. Mr. Nelson's true love for history and the human frailty behind it is evident throughout the work. I highly recommend this book for the casual reader as well as the academic. A delight! 0. Report. If a book was ever interesting about geography. com User, March 24, 1999. This book has a lot of interesting facts!
I finishing the book "Off the Map - The Curious History of Place-Names" by Derek Nelson. It has lots of interesting stats and a pretty nice scale on the maps. Although the 1968 version was even better - although so hopelessly out of date.
I finishing the book "Off the Map - The Curious History of Place-Names" by Derek Nelson. If the history of maps and how places got their names interest you, you'll probably enjopy this book.
Off the Map: The Curious Histories of Place Names. New York: Kodansha International. Compiled from Original Writers. By the Authors of The Antient Part. S. Richardson et al. 1764. Burpee, Lawrence J. Musson Book Co: Toronto. Atlas manuale, or, A new sett of maps of all the parts of the earth, as well Asia, Africa and America, as Europe.
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Off the Map; The Curious Histories of Place Names - Derek Nelson. Tender is the Night, the book that caused F Scott Fitzgerald the most artistic heartache, was neither a critical nor a commercial success when it was first published in 1934
Off the Map; The Curious Histories of Place Names - Derek Nelson. Off The Map Map Maker Place Names Geography Map Creator. HC. 8v. 200 pgs. Illustrations, facsimilies, maps. Tender is the Night, the book that caused F Scott Fitzgerald the most artistic heartache, was neither a critical nor a commercial success when it was first published in 1934.
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Nelson, Derek (1999). Off the map: the curious histories of place-names. Núñez de las Cuevas, Rodolfo (1991). Historia de la cartografía española. In La cartografia de la Península Ibèrica i la seva extensió al continent americà. Cicle de conferències sobre Història de la Cartografia – 2on curs (Barcelona, 1991). Barcelona : Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, 153-223.