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1224933.  Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:34 pm Reply with quote

Just a quibble about the way the area of the Med. is described on page 24 of "The Second Book of General Ignorance" if I may.

The book quotes the area of the Med. as "2,500 square kilometres (965 square miles". If you put three zeros onto that number you would be close!

2,500 square kilometres suggests that the Med is about 50kms by 50kms!

1225082.  Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:55 am Reply with quote

Well spotted, Peter Y.

The second edition of the book was even worse! The figure in square miles was correctly increased to 965,000, but the figure in square kilometers stayed at 2,500.


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