onsdag den 16. juni 2010

The Atlas of True Names

Jeg fik papirudgaven i fødselsdag tidligere i år og har haft megen glæde af at gå på opdagelse i kortene ... Der er tilsyneladende kommet en iPhone / iPad version så hvis du har sådan en skulle du tag at hente applikationen ...

The paper version was given to me at my birthday this year and has been great fun to explore ... Apparently there's an iPhone / iPad version available now - if interested go figure ...

The Atlas of True Names reveals the etymological roots, or original meanings,
of the familiar terms on today's maps of the World, Europe, the British Isles and the United States.

For instance, where you would normally expect to see the Sahara indicated,

the Atlas gives you "The Tawny One", derived from Arab. es-sahra “the fawn coloured, desert”.

The 'True Names' of 3000 cities, countries, rivers, oceans and mountain ranges

are displayed on these four fascinating maps,
each of which includes a comprehensive index of derivations. [...]

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