NAMES ON THE GLOBE. by Stewart, George R.


Edition: First printing.

New York: Oxford University Press, 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - A fascinating discussion of the human dimension of place names - that is who gave a place a particular name, how has it changed over the years, and why has it changed. Divided into four parts: Man, the Namer, The Mind of the Namer, Namers at Work, Place-names as Sources of Knowledge - and within these parts, he examines the evidence of archeologists, poets, explorers, colonizers, folklorists and more. Considered by some to be Stewart's greatest and most significant work. Author's note, index. ix, 411 pp. ISBN: 0-19-5018958.

Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (short closed tear on back cover of dj.)

Book ID: 31812
Print this page View cart Price: $30.00