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Naming Canada Pb Paperback – 15 Mar 2001
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'A handy reference for settling trivia arguments as well as a diversion to pick up at anytime' - Verne Clemence - Western People
About the Author
Alan Rayburn is the former executive secretary of the Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names. He has written some 150 books, papers and articles in the toponymic field.
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The book is actually a collection of years of columns that appeared in <I>Canadian Geographic</I> that were written by the author. It explores the different ways that places were named, as well as ethnic origins of those names and any standards used to come used to create them.
At times, the essays contained within the book can seem a little academic for the average reader, which can render it a little boring. But the remarkable research put into the content of the book more than makes up for it. Overall, anyone who want to find out about why anyone would name a province Saskatchewan, or which native tribes were most responsible for the names that scatter the Canadian landscape, this is a very fascinating book, and well worth the read.