Book Geographical Dictionary of the World in the Early 20th Century with Pronouncing Gazetteer | Books by Angelo Heilprin | ISBN no. 9788172680046 : Logos Press India


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Geographical Dictionary of the World in the Early 20th Century with Pronouncing Gazetteer

Author : Angelo Heilprin, Louis Heilprin, Moonis Raza
Year of Publication : 1990
ISBN : 9788172680046
Language : English
Binding : Hard Bound
No of Pages : In 2 Volumes
Size : 26 cms
Categories : Geography, Multi Volumes, Refrence works

Price : US$461.54


About the Book :

A Gazetteer is the end-product of back-breaking search for nuggets of information, aggregating as well as arranging them in a prescribed order so as to be used both as a necessary tool of modern administration and for further advancement of knowledge. The first edition of Lippincott Gazetteer was published in the year 1855. The edition that has been re-published as the present volume pertains to 1906 and claims to contain the most recent and authentic information respecting the countries, cities, towns, resorts, islands, rivers, mountains, seas lakes, etc., in every portion of the globe. It highlights the fact that dead matter has been squeezed out to a considerable extent and replaced by new information that had been gathered in the half century that had passed since the publication of first edition. The Gazetteer made available for the first time to the world a view of the Planet Earth as presented by the thick brush of the mural painter. Only the details had to be filled in by explorers in later years. It may also be noted that this publication is a pronouncing gazetteer. Very much more elaborate systems of depicting pronunciation have been evolved since then. But for those who are not students of phonetics and are not interested in finer nuances, the system evolved by Joseph Thomas, the author of Lippincott Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, and as modified by the Heilprins for purposes of this edition appears to be quite adequate.


About Author :

Angelo Heilprin (March 31, 1853, at Sátoralja-Ujhely, Hungary 1907) was an American naturalist, geologist, and traveler; son of Michael Heilprin, a scholar of Polish origin. From 1876 to 1878 he continued his studies at the Royal School of Mines, London; at the Imperial Geological Institution of Vienna, and at Florence and Geneva, subsequently returning to the U.S. He was professor of invertebrate paleontology and of geology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia (1880-1900); curator in charge of the museum of that institution (1883-1892); professor of geology at the Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia (1885-1890); and was the first president of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia, serving for seven years. Heilprin also demonstrated his ability as an artist, and in 1880 exhibited Autumns First Whisper at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Forest Exiles at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1883.

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