Y Silff Lyfrau

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Y Silff Lyfrau


Atlas Mawr y Byd Glyn Saunders a Ffion Eluned (PS12.99, Atebol) Efallai mai Mon yw ynys fwyaf Cymru, ond mae ganddi gryn dipyn o ffordd i fynd eto nes cyrraedd statws ynys Naura yn Awstralasia, sydd, yn 21km sgwar, yn cipio'r teitl am yr ynys leiaf yn y byd sydd hefyd yn wlad annibynnol. Efallai bod y ffin 170 milltir rhwng Cymru a Lloegr yn edrych yn hir, ond tydi o'n ddim i gymharu a'r ffin hiraf yn y byd, rhwng Canada a'r UDA, sy'n 3,987 milltir o hyd!

Nawr gall unrhyw un sydd a diddordeb mewn daearyddiaeth a ffeithiau am y blaned deithio i bedwar ban byd drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg, diolch i Atlas Mawr y Byd sy'n cael ei gyhoeddi gan Atebol, Aberystwyth.

A wyddoch chi mai Elen Morris o Fryn Gwyn, Ysbyty Ifan ger Llanrwst oedd hen nain Abraham Lincoln, sef 16eg Arlywydd yr Unol Daleithiau (1809-1865), neu er bod Cymru yn cael ei hystyried yn wlad fynyddig, mai Lesotho yn Ne Affrica yw'r wlad uchaf yn y byd? Dyma'r unig dalaith annibynnol gyfan yn y byd sydd yn uwch na 1,000 metr (3,281 troedfedd).

Efallai y cewch eich synnu wrth ddysgu mai aderyn cenedlaethol Latvia yw'r siglen wen ac mai Istanbul yw'r unig ddinas yn y byd sy'n pontio dau gyfandir, gydag un hanner yn Ewrop a'r hanner arall yn Asia. …

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