The Resource An Atlas of Extinct Countries

An Atlas of Extinct Countries

Label
An Atlas of Extinct Countries
Title
An Atlas of Extinct Countries
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Prisoners of Geography meets Bill Bryson: a funny, fascinating, beautifully illustrated-and timely-history of countries that, for myriad and often ludicrous reasons, no longer exist. "Countries are just daft stories we tell each other. They're all equally implausible once you get up close." Countries die. Sometimes it's murder, sometimes it's by accident, and sometimes it's because they were so ludicrous they didn't deserve to exist in the first place. Occasionally they explode violently. A few slip away almost unnoticed. Often the cause of death is either "got too greedy" or "Napoleon turned up." Now and then, they just hold a referendum and vote themselves out of existence. This is an atlas of 48 nations that fell off the map. The polite way of writing an obituary is: dwell on the good bits, gloss over the embarrassing stuff. This book refuses to do so, because these dead nations are so full of schemers, racists, and con men that it's impossible to skip the embarrassing stuff. Because of this, and because treating nation-states with too much reverence is the entire problem with pretty much everything, these accounts are not concerned with adding to the earnest flag saluting in the world, however nice some of the flags might be
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Gideon, Defoe
Dewey number
320.1209
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Failed states
  • Political geography
  • State succession
Target audience
adult
Label
An Atlas of Extinct Countries
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/14114100?utm_source=MARC
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781609456818
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14114100
Publisher number
MWT14114100
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT14114100
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
An Atlas of Extinct Countries
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/14114100?utm_source=MARC
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781609456818
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14114100
Publisher number
MWT14114100
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT14114100
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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