TITLE

A PLACE BY ANY NAME

AUTHOR(S)
Newman, James R.
PUB. DATE
May 1952
SOURCE
New Republic;5/12/52, Vol. 126 Issue 19, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the book "The Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer of the World." A gazetteer is defined as a journalist or a geographic dictionary. The link between the two meanings, apparently, is that gazetteers were first provided for the use of gazetteers indicating that at one time journalists had a thirst for exact information. Modern gazetteers (dictionaries) are of several kinds. The index to an atlas of maps listing and locating the entries on each map; the simple compilations of place names published by national geographical boards and commissions or by postal authorities; the handbooks of geographical features prepared by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency- classified as restricted data of course: these are among one of the major classes of gazetteers.
ACCESSION #
14455767

 

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