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The Largest U.S. Cities Named After a Food

And Other Mind-Boggling Geography Lists from Around the World

Brandt Maxwell


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More than 500 astonishing lists and oddities fill this unusual compendium of geographic trivia. From a list of countries with the lowest number of international tourists per year to information about the largest countries in the world without an FM station, this book of wide-ranging curiosities makes minutia from across the world fascinating. What U.S. towns have the same name as a foreign country? Which large U.S. cities claim the highest percentage of households without telephone service? What state's residents call soft drinks pop more than any other? This humorous and revealing book holds these answers and many more.

Santa Monica Press, 9781891661471, 360pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2004

About the Author

Brandt Maxwell is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He has a B.S. and M.S. in atmospheric sciences from the University of Kansas. Maxwell has traveled extensively throughout the world, having visited more than 50 countries and 49 of the 50 U.S. states. This book is the result of his life-long passion for a variety of geographical topics. He lives in San Diego, California.