Magazine article Geographical

Brainteasers

Magazine article Geographical

Brainteasers

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QUOTING THE MAP

Can you identify the speakers and/or authors of these sayings or quotations about maps?

a) Give me a map and I will conquer the world!

b) You hurry to a spot that's just a dot on the map.

c) Give me the map there; know that we have divided in three our kingdom ...

d) So geographers in Afric-maps, with savage pictures fill their gaps ...

e) Roll up that map of Europe -- it will not be wanted these ten years.

The sender of the first drawn winning entry after 1 Jan 2001 will win a

PHILIP'S COOK GLOBE

WHERE AM I?

I am standing on the bank of a wide river. The city behind me is the principal port of entry to the country of which it is the capital. In translation its name means sandalwood city. Along the river banks are wooden huts and bars, standing on stilts above the reeds. The city of just over half a million inhabitants is situated on a plain of intensive rice cultivation that is subject to a tropical monsoon climate. …

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