Subtitle: The Story of Modern South African Place Names
Author: Elwyn Jenkins
Publisher: David Philip (2007)
Edition: First Edition
Condition: Very Good. Some rubbing and light edgewear to covers. A well bound copy.
Dimensions: 23 x 14.7 x 1.2 cm
Over the last 30 years, a fascinating variety of new place names have been given in South Africa. Falling into Place provides detailed accounts of how towns, cities, suburbs, provinces, airports and even holiday resorts have been named - and, in some cases, renamed. Covering everything from the naming of the provinces and the controversy over Pretoria/Tshwane to the natural features of remote Marion Island, the book is an entertaining companion and useful reference to the evolution of local place names - and the emotions than can be involved.