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Atlases

Lovely as this cheese "atlas" is other respects, it has no maps in it.

An atlas should have maps in it.
71(97.3%)
An atlas can just have descriptions of places in it. Maps are optional.
2(2.7%)

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altariel
Aug. 11th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
Mmm. Cheese...
owlfish
Aug. 11th, 2011 05:51 pm (UTC)
Now that I think about it, I don't have much in the way of interesting ones in the house. A nice cheddar, lovely parmesan, and cream cheese, i.e. staples.
altariel
Aug. 11th, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
We've just polished off an Epoisse, and still have a good chunk of delicious Lancashire Bomb. There's some Cambridge Blue left too, but it was slightly too mild.
tisiphone
Aug. 11th, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
I recently had one called Mimolette (I think), which i haven't had before. It looked like bright orange Gjtost, but thankfully didn't taste anything like it; it tasted like slightly cheesy caramel.
steepholm
Aug. 11th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
An atlas without maps is what I call a gazeteer.
steepholm
Aug. 11th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
Or gazetteer, when I'm in a spelly sort of mood.
sollersuk
Aug. 11th, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC)
Either way agreed (I have in the past in inattentive moments produced gazzeteer)
sam_t
Aug. 16th, 2011 09:03 am (UTC)
... which is a reference work detailing the various places one may find footballers from Gateshead?
sollersuk
Aug. 27th, 2011 09:58 am (UTC)
*snigger and association of ideas with "Windaz 2000"*
desperance
Aug. 12th, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
This. Yes. This is the second time I have seen "gazetteer" this year, which is probably the second time this millennium - and t'other time I was using it myself. Bring back the gazetteer! No picture is worth a thousand words! Etc etc.
retsuko
Aug. 11th, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
Hhmm, I am the only person voting contrary to the majority. Wow. Well, my rationale for voting this way goes like this: classically, yes, an atlas is only maps. However, as with this cheese atlas you describe, I take atlas to mean any book that concerns specific places in reference to specific things; maps may or may not be included (but most likely will be.) I see the word gazetteer mentioned above, but since I don't think it's in popular usage anymore, I think atlas has started to usurp its meaning.

Also, yay cheese. (Why can't I get Wensleydale without cranberries?! What is it with SoCal supermarkets?!)
owlfish
Aug. 11th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
Interesting! The book is an American one, so if there are minor regional or country-based variations here, you're more likely to be coming from the direction the book's authors are than previous commenters are.
tisiphone
Aug. 11th, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
Maps are what make an atlas an atlas, and not some other form of reference work. Also, hmm. Cheese.
gillpolack
Aug. 12th, 2011 12:09 am (UTC)
I like maps! (Also cheese, but two types in the fridge - both variants of cheddar - will have to do me for a little, what with deadlines and all.)

Your atlas also needs (and has, I hope) historical dimensions. Maps of Medieval cheeses!
owlfish
Aug. 12th, 2011 09:27 am (UTC)
It's an "atlas" of American cheeses, so medieval content would be low, but I LOVE the idea of maps of medieval cheeses. I had been thinking about it at Leeds - well, not maps per se, but that England was importing northern French cheeses by the late Middle Ages and therefore, quite possibly, long before.
gillpolack
Aug. 12th, 2011 10:01 am (UTC)
You know, if we collected data as we found it, we could create an atlas, gradually, for our own delectation.
desperance
Aug. 12th, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC)
It's an "atlas" of American cheeses, so medieval content would be low

There. Fixed that for you.

*giggles and runs away*
tammabanana
Aug. 12th, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
An atlas should be a collection of maps, with the associated words being supporting material, IMO. I would have expected a "cheese atlas" to be a series of maps indicating local cheeseries, with essays on regional cheesemaking practices and cheese terroir and stuff.
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