"An entertaining and enlightening excursion." - Boston Globe. "Mark Monmonier is an able populariser of academic geography, and an expert guide to the bureaucratic, legal and political hierarchies that determine how places acquire, change and lose their names." - Economist. "Mark Monmonier's boyishly infectious history of (principally American) toponyms maps out the sexism, racism and imperialism through which we have come to know our landscapes." - Times Literary Supplement.
About the Author
Mark Monmonier is distinguished professor of geography at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the author of many books, including most recently, Coast Lines: How Mapmakers Frame the World and Chart Environmental Change, also published by the University of Chicago Press.