New PDF release: Antarctica: An Encyclopedia (2 Volume Set) (Second edition)

By John Stewart

This moment version of the 1990 Library magazine "Best Reference" e-book, 4 years within the compiling and writing, is an exhaustive A-Z direct-entry encyclopedia of Antarctica. It doubles the 1st edition's entries to 30,000, masking geographical gains, ancient occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, clinical stations, journey operators, clinical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, plants, goods of common curiosity and masses extra. "Antarctica" is outlined as all land and water south of 60°S. info for geographical gains is drawn essentially from nationwide gazetteers, either present and outdated, and isn't restricted to ­English-­language resources. wide cross-referencing simplifies the continent's usually bewildering nomenclature--geographical positive factors' names, for instance, could fluctuate broadly from one nationwide gazetteer to the subsequent, and are extra advanced via having been named and renamed a number of instances, and in lots of languages, over the years. All linguistic diversifications of placenames are incorporated and cross-referenced. First version Award: A Library magazine most sensible Reference

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Sept. 27, 1947, Falkland Islands. In 1964 he joined BAS ships as a deck hand, in 1983 becoming bosun on the Bransfield. He had a heart attack and retired in 1990. Aldridge Peak. 72°27' S, 167°24' E. A peak rising to 2290 m, on the ridge between Hearfield Glacier and Trafalgar Glacier, in the Victory Mountains of Victoria Land. Mapped by USGS from ground surveys, and USN air photos taken between 1960 and 1962. Named by US-ACAN in 1969, for James A. Aldridge, VX-6 aviation machinist’s mate who wintered-over at McMurdo in 1967.

Named by US-ACAN in 1968, for Capt. Dalton E. Alley (b. July 17, 1923, Mass. d. Sept. ), navigator, a member of the USAF Electronics Test Unit, in the Pensacola Mountains, 1957-58. S. map, and UKAPC accepted the name on Nov. 3, 1971. It appears in the British gazetteer of 1974. The Alliance. A whaling ship out of Newport, RI, which, on a return trip from Japan and Peru, sighted an island in 59°S, 90°W, sometime probably in April 1824. The ship probably crept above the 60°degrees south line of latitude.

12, 2005. The Alexander von Humboldt see The Explorer II Alexander-von-Humboldt Gebirge see Humboldt Mountains Alexander Wetmore Glacier see Wetmore Glacier Cabo Alexandra see Cape Alexandra Cap Alexandra see Cape Alexandra Cape Alexandra. 67°45' S, 68°36' W. A dark, prominent cape forming the SE extremity of Adelaide Island, to the N of Marguerite Bay, opposite the W coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Discovered on Jan. 14, 1909 by FrAE 1908-10, and named by Charcot as Cap de la Reine Alexandra, for the (then) Queen Consort of England, Alexandra (1844-1925) and in order to honor Biscoe for his discovery of Adelaide Island in 1832.

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