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    Scottish Place-names (Paperback) By (author) David Dorward


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    DescriptionDavid Dorward's book on Scottish place-names is a fascinating volume that offers insight and intrigue into the myriad of wonderful place-names found across Scotland. Much more than simply a dictionary of place-names, Dorward makes the subject accessible to the general reader, with explanations of hundreds of names that are clear and concise, and often witty, and as well as meanings, David Dorward gives the correct pronunciation of Scottish names. This new edition is a mine of information for the inquiring schoolchild, the hill-walker or mountaineer, the local historian - everyone, in fact, who has ever wondered about the origins of the marvelous variety of place-names in Scotland. With many parts of names tracing their roots back to their Celtic, Gaelic or Old English origins, it presents an opportunity for readers to unravel for themselves the meanings of hundreds of local area and landscape names - leading them into fascinating by - ways that anyone who looks up one name will be irresistibly led to explore more deeply.

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    Scottish Place-names
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Dorward
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 112 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    ISBN 13: 9781841588230
    ISBN 10: 1841588237

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    BIC subject category V2: GBGP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    LC classification: G
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24100
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 54
    DC22: 914.110014
    BISAC V2.8: SCI030000, FOR029000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000, REF013000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: RGXP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-S
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Birlinn General
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    David Dorward practiced as a solicitor before joining the staff at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of several other books, including Scottish Surnames (also published by Birlinn) and Dundee, Names, People and Places.