Genre : Humor
Editor : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2020-09-03
ISBN-13 : 9780008393885
Hardcover : 304 Pages


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Prisoners of Geography meets Bill Bryson: a funny, fascinating, beautifully illustrated – and timely – history of countries that, for myriad and often ludicrous reasons, no longer exist.

Genre : Fiction
Editor : Europa Editions
Release : 2021-07-20
ISBN-13 : 1609456807
Hardcover : 112 Pages


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Prisoners of Geography meets Bill Bryson: a funny, fascinating, beautifully illustrated - and timely - history of countries that, for myriad and often ludicrous reasons, no longer exist. "Countries are just daft stories we tell each other. They're all equally implausible once you get up close." Countries die. Sometimes it's murder, sometimes it's by accident, and sometimes it's because they were so ludicrous they didn't deserve to exist in the first place. Occasionally they explode violently. A few slip away almost unnoticed. Often the cause of death is either 'got too greedy' or 'Napoleon turned up'. Now and then they just hold a referendum and vote themselves out of existence. This is an atlas of 48 nations that fell off the map. The polite way of writing an obituary is: dwell on the good bits, gloss over the embarrassing stuff. This book refuses to do so, because these dead nations are so full of schemers, racists, and con men that it's impossible to skip the embarrassing stuff. Because of this - and because treating nation-states with too much reverence is the entire problem with pretty much everything - these accounts are not concerned with adding to the earnest flag saluting in the world, however nice some of the flags might be.

Genre :
Editor : Fourth Estate
Release : 2020-09-02
ISBN-13 : 0008393877
Hardcover : 144 Pages


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Prisoners of Geography meets Bill Bryson: a funny, fascinating, beautifully illustrated - and timely - history of countries that, for myriad and often ludicrous reasons, no longer exist. 'Countries are just daft stories we tell each other. They're all equally implausible once you get up close' Countries die. Sometimes it's murder, sometimes it's by accident, and sometimes it's because they were so ludicrous they didn't deserve to exist in the first place. Occasionally they explode violently. A few slip away almost unnoticed. Often the cause of death is either 'got too greedy' or 'Napoleon turned up'. Now and then they just hold a referendum and vote themselves out of existence. This is an atlas of nations that fell off the map. The polite way of writing an obituary is: dwell on the good bits, gloss over the embarrassing stuff. This book fails to do that. And that is mainly because most of these dead nations (and a lot of the ones that are still alive) are so weird or borderline nonsensical that it's impossible to skip the embarrassing stuff. The life stories of the sadly deceased involve a catalogue of chancers, racists, racist chancers, conmen, madmen, people trying to get out of paying tax, mistakes, lies, stupid schemes and General Idiocy. Because of this - and because treating nation states with too much respect is the entire problem with pretty much everything - these accounts are not fussed about adding to all the earnest flag saluting in the world, however nice some of the flags are.

Genre : Technology & Engineering
Editor : Chronicle Books
Release : 2017-03-21
ISBN-13 : 9781452158839
Hardcover : 240 Pages


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What is a country? Acclaimed travel writer and Oxford geography don Nick Middleton brings to life the origins and histories of 50 states that, lacking international recognition and United Nations membership, exist on the margins of legitimacy in the global order. From long-contested lands like Crimea and Tibet to lesser-known territories such as Africa's last colony and a European republic that enjoyed independence for a single day, Middleton presents fascinating stories of shifting borders, visionary leaders, and "forgotten" peoples. Beautifully illustrated with 50 regional maps, each country is literally die-cut out of the page, offering a distinctive tactile experience while exploring these remarkable places.

Human Geography Of The Uk by Danny Dorling

Genre : Science
Editor : SAGE
Release : 2005-02-17
ISBN-13 : 9781848608658
Hardcover : 216 Pages


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`Using up-to-date data, modern cartographic methods, and an approach that addresses students' everyday lives, Danny Dorling has produced an engaging introduction to the contemporary geography of the UK. It will be the focus of many lively discussions of patterns and trends’ - Ron Johnston, School of Geography, University of Bristol Using statistics from many sources in an engaging and accessible way, Human Geography of the UK is written from the perspective of a beginning undergraduate, it's objective is to define the key elements of population geography and show how they fit together. Highly visual – with maps and figures on every page – the text uses different data to describe the social landscape of the United Kingdom. Organized in ten short thematic chapters, explaining the nuts and bolts of population, including: birth, inequality; education; mobility; work; and mortality. The book concludes with a comparative analysis of UK in global context. Human Geography of the UK features practical exercises, and clear summaries in tables and specially drawn maps.

The Andean Glacier And Water Atlas by Johansen, Kari Synnove

Genre :
Editor : UNESCO Publishing
Release : 2018-11-05
ISBN-13 : 9789231002861
Hardcover : 77 Pages


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Maps From Extinct Countries by Gideon Defoe

Genre :
Editor : Ebury Press
Release : 2019-08-15
ISBN-13 : 1529103150
Hardcover : 120 Pages


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Countries die. Sometimes it's murder, sometimes it's by accident, and sometimes it's because they had such a ludicrous start in life they didn't really deserve to exist in the first place. In this alternative history of the world, discover new countries and far-off places you never knew existed (and now definitely don't). A minor clerical error inadvertently creates an anarchist utopia and embarrasses a Pope. The self-proclaimed younger brother of Jesus declares independence from China and starts one of history's bloodiest civil wars. A republic is formed to dodge a tax on lemons. Scotland wrongly decides it's a great idea to colonise Panama. These are the obituaries of places that fell off the map. Complete with striking and immersive illustrations, explore the world's deceased nations, both famous and forgotten, whilst also judging important academic issues such as 'how much effort put into flag design' and 'catchiness of national anthem'. The unlikely and unusual stories of these annihilated nations offers a new perspective on global history and the state of the world today.

Genre : Extinct languages
Editor : UNESCO
Release : 1996
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015041543938
Hardcover : 25 Pages


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Not For Queen And Country by Edward Denmark

Genre : Falkland Islands War, 1982
Editor : Pharoah Press
Release : 1998
ISBN-13 : 190144208X
Hardcover : 350 Pages


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A candid insight to the feelings a young man has when called upon to be a soldier and facing the horrors of war.

Genre : Great Britain
Editor : Random House
Release : 2007
ISBN-13 : 9780385611985
Hardcover : 498 Pages


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From 55BC to 1945, An Utterly Impartial History of Britain elucidates, informs, but most of all laughs at the seemingly incomprehensible events that combine to make up the story of Great Britain.