Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?

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Described by Alexander McCall Smith in his Foreword as the pioneering work of a new discipline, 'nostalgic geography', this intriguing book tells the stories of 46 old names, their origins and their demise. Beginning with the bizarre history of Pleasant Island (now the Republic of Nauru), his tales of places that are no more include such evocative names as Hispaniola, Rangoon, Fernando Po and Skye (now officially Eilean a' Cheo).

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Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?

Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?

The Place Names that History Left Behind

Hardback176pp Illustrated

9781906032050     Product Code: 220197

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Described by Alexander McCall Smith in his Foreword as the pioneering work of a new discipline, 'nostalgic geography', this intriguing book tells the stories of 46 old names, their origins and their demise. Beginning with the bizarre history of Pleasant Island (now the Republic of Nauru), his tales of places that are no more include such evocative names as Hispaniola, Rangoon, Fernando Po and Skye (now officially Eilean a' Cheo).

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