Sounds rather interesting doesn't it but no, it's got fuck all to do weird islands of dinosaur buildings - although I dare say there's a story in there somewhere.
It actually comes from the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and takes a little explaining.
For as many years as I dare to remember, I have wanted a copy of the EB. Unfortunately, due to the fact that I was brought up in a family that made a 'church-mouse' look rich - it was never going to happen.
Fast forward to a few months ago and as I was dragged around an antique (second-hand shit) shop, by Mariposa, I spied a very old copy of the aforementioned EB.
Suddenly, years of yearning for learning returned. Seen it - want it - can't afford it still !!
Two days later, I'm in the pub and someone who is emigrating, mentions that he is giving away all his books - including a copy of ... EB
I moved faster than a ferret up a drainpipe and now, the back of my office contains a version of the EB.
On the face of it (well, the spine really), Volume 13 streches from Jirasek to Lighthouses. Now I know what a Lighthouse is - there's families of the bastard things, but WTF is a Jirasek? That's why you need the books see.
A 'Jirasek' is a person for a start. A Czech novelist to be exact, whose last major novel was The Darkness (Temno).
Proof if ever you needed it - a dark theme, for a Goth. These books and I belong together....