many occasions we have wondered why countries, some islands
or places bear that name or are called that way. The author
of this book tries to answer these queries by carrying
out a thorough investigation of the origin of the different
names all countries, regions and islands in the world
During the time it took him to do this piece of work,
a fabulous and magnificent path opened up with tales about
historical events related with mythology, ancient religions
or lost civilizations. A similar situation has occurred
with some characters, not always well-known to everybody.
The reading of this text, written in an enjoyable style
and with quick access to information, is made simple since
countries have been alphabetically ordered allowing instant
findings. It is worth mentioning that in most cases recent
history has not been taken into account because it is
not the author's purpose in his present work.
In this amazing book and thanks to an unprecedented investigation,
Edgardo Otero starts the curious reader off on a trip
to the past of enjoyable reading that provides invaluable
facts and figures.
Besides, he has been able to go a step forward by including
some historical names which complete the information of
such a highly recommended text.