What's in a name? Covering all the continents, Damien Rudd uncovers the world's most melancholy place names and explores their etymology. From Disappointment Island in the Southern Ocean to Calamity Lake in Minnesota, you can head up to All Alone in West Yorkshire, or if you're feeling more adventurous why not pay a visit to Crazy Woman Creek? Here too are Misery (Germany), Nothing (Arizona), and Australia's Mount Hopeless, paired with hand-drawn maps and Rudd's explorations of history, mythology, local folklore, and misadventure.
Sad Topographies: A Disenchanted Traveller's Guide
Author: Damien Rudd.