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by G. Daniel Blagg

Bermuda Atlas & Gazetteer download ebook
ISBN:
0966120809
ISBN13:
978-0966120806
Author:
G. Daniel Blagg
Publisher:
G. Daniel Blagg; 1st edition (October 30, 1997)
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Pages:
400 pages
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1566 kb
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1912 kb
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4.7

The "Bermuda Atlas and Gazetteer" is SO much more with its insightful examination of practically every street .

The "Bermuda Atlas and Gazetteer" is SO much more with its insightful examination of practically every street, path, hill, island, rock and all things named on the beautiful islands of Bermuda. Upon closer inspection, you realize that everything has a story, and Mr. Blagg has uncovered some tremendous history in this text. As a resident of Bermuda, I find it an invaluable aid in learning more about my home. If I were a visitor to these islands of paradise, I would find this book to be the most tasteful souvenir or gift.

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Customs services and international tracking provided. The Bermuda Triangle (Acceptable) 25254 Charles Berlitz 1975.

Blagg is a tiny lunar impact crater located on the Sinus Medii. It is a circular crater with no appreciable erosion. To the east-southeast is the irregular crater Rhaeticus, and northeast lies Triesnecker. It is about 33 km to the east of the slightly larger Bruce. It was named after noted English astronomer Mary Adela Blagg.

Bermuda Atlas & Gazetteer. Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Hispaniola, or St. Domingo. Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of The West Indies. Fielding Lucas, Jr. 1822.

It typically contains information concerning the geographical makeup, social statistics and physical features of a country, region, or continent

It typically contains information concerning the geographical makeup, social statistics and physical features of a country, region, or continent. Content of a gazetteer can include a subject's location, dimensions of peaks and waterways, population, gross domestic product and literacy rate.

The strikes on two bases in Iraq were retaliation for the US killing of General Qasem Soleimani. Millions of Iranians turned out for the commander's funeral, with mourners chanting "death to America" and "death to Trump". A stampede at the burial in Soleimani's hometown Kerman killed 50 people and injured 200 more on Tuesday.

Bermuda's hills, bays, beaches and lanes often commemorate local families, house names and other landmarks. Some place names derive from events in the island's history and others are just plain funny. Over in Hamilton Parish Fractious Street memorialises a cantankerous horse, Stardust Drive honours a beloved pet dog and Tumkins Lane, in Pembroke, sounds suspiciously like a cat.

Warwick's Hightime Drive chronicles the dilemma of a young couple expecting a child who decided just before the baby's birth that it was 'high time' to get married! A joyous and uplifting name is Amen Corner; that colourful Warwick title is drawn from the old Methodist Chapel built there between 1825 and 1827 by slaves and free black citizens of Bermuda in the group's spare hours. Although burdened by back-breaking labour, the congregation's melodious songs of praise were heard through the night, inspiring the name.

Thus did many of Bermuda's place names arise, yet the titling and mapping of the island's byways, hills, dales, points and bays goes on. Each succeeding generation has the chance to preserve, change or add new ones, drawing inspiration from newly-established surnames, from events historic and commonplace, and from its own inventiveness. The resulting legacy is an ongoing cultural chronicle preserving the comedies and tragedies of everyday life, the folklore of the island's people, and the marriages, deaths and even murders of those who call Bermuda home. The Bermuda Atlas and Gazetteer attempts to record them all, offering over four hundred pages of historical text, sixteen new colour maps of the island and fifty original watercolours by West Indian artist Luca Gasperi into the bargain. Royal Gazette editor David L. White said of the Bermuda Atlas: "Perhaps the most important and enjoyable Bermudian book since William Zuill's Bermuda Journey".

Reviews:
  • invincible
BERMUDA ATLAS AND GAZETTEER

Paradise lost, paradise found,
In pages that are bound.
A timeless treasure of pictures and words,
If you've never seen, nor heard
The Siren's song like those who've been.
You'll want to return again and again.

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1962

Thoughts of the past come back
To a place called "Cotton Patch",
It's not here in Tennessee,
But somewhere far across the sea.
A pale green house high on a hill,
I wonder if it sits there still,
Surrounded by banana trees
And childhood memories.
Salt spray on shutters in a storm,
A pony to ride in the neighbor's barn,
White steps on our roof to catch the rain,
I wonder if it's still the same.
Caves to hide in and rocks to climb,
Out all day, never mind the time,
Easter lilies grown to sell,
But we didn't have to pay for the smell,
Or the view--
Every day was something new.
Gnarled cedars on a sandy path--
I think I found it on a map
In the BERMUDA ATLAS AND GAZETTEER,
A book to ponder year after year,
To find the places I have seen,
Long ago and in my dreams.

Jane Barcroft Forgy
9/6/00
  • Rainshaper
An atlas usually provides a singular function: helping you find somewhere on the globe. The "Bermuda Atlas and Gazetteer" is SO much more with its insightful examination of practically every street, path, hill, island, rock and all things named on the beautiful islands of Bermuda. Upon closer inspection, you realize that everything has a story, and Mr. Blagg has uncovered some tremendous history in this text. As a resident of Bermuda, I find it an invaluable aid in learning more about my home. If I were a visitor to these islands of paradise, I would find this book to be the most tasteful souvenir or gift. T-shirts just don't cut it.
(Well done, Dan. I'm proud of you.)
  • Gavinranadar
A beautifully designed and thoughtful book. The watercolors evoke the pink gentile Bermuda I visited as a child. This book is a must for any history and nautical buff who wants to learn of the origins of the island,as well as shipping and sailing lore.400 pages of comprehensive, thorough, detailed information about this corner of paradise on earth