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A great Gazetteer,
This review is from: The Book of Where? (Hardcover)
This book is one of many shameless duplications of the style of Schott's Miscellany. It aims to give an essential reference source of 'places real and imaginary'. Apart from imaginary geographical places such as Toad Hall, Fawlty Towers and Wonderland, there are nebulous places found in everyday speech such as Cloud-Cuckooland and The Foot of Our Stairs.
The section that gives tabulated lists of countries of the world with their capitals, political divisions and internet domain suffixes would be of more use if the populations and currencies were not omitted.
There is an excellent section detailing such geographical themes such as deepest caves of the world, countries with the shortest coastlines, most voluminous waterfalls and details of stars, planets and moons.