Atlas of true Names USA

Atlas of true Names USA

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The Atlas of True Names reveals the etymological roots, or original meanings, of more than 530 familiar terms on today's maps of the USA.

For the first time, the Atlas of True Names uses etymology to give us an unusual insight into familiar geographical names – with intriguing results......

Once the names have been taken back to their roots and translated into English, it is immediately apparent that our world has an extraordinary affinity with Middle Earth, the mythical continent where the events of Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ are played out.


In Place Names, Old Things Made New

New York Times


Bizarre new atlas comes to the Great Land of the Tattooed

Daily Telegraph


The astonishing map that reveals the origins of place names

Daily Mail


An unusual map

BBC World


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