Been to New Yew Tree Village lately? Or have you recently returned from the Great Land of the Tattooed? What about a trip to the Island of Happiness? The first place is New York, the second is Great Britain, and third is Sri Lanka. The enterprising people at Kalimedia have carried out a great deal of research into the real meanings of thousands of place names around the world. The world revealed is full of fascinating surprises and poetry. From the Place of Water Dogs and the Land of the Thicket Clearers to Wild Plum Village and Boiling River Town, the world is made anew by this atlas.