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

By John Stewart

ISBN-10: 0786435909

ISBN-13: 9780786435906

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, overlaying geographical positive aspects, historic occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, medical stations, journey operators, clinical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, plant life, goods of common curiosity and lots more and plenty extra. "Antarctica" is outlined as all land and water south of 60°S. details for geographical good points is drawn basically from nationwide gazetteers, either present and outdated, and isn't restricted to ­English-­language assets. vast cross-referencing simplifies the continent's usually bewildering nomenclature--geographical gains' names, for instance, may possibly range generally from one nationwide gazetteer to the following, and are extra advanced through having been named and renamed a number of occasions, and in lots of languages, over the years. All linguistic adaptations of placenames are integrated and cross-referenced. First version Award: A Library magazine most sensible Reference

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Punta Alfaro see Hospital Point Alfatar Peninsula. 62°22' S, 59°39' W. The peninsula forming the NW extremity of Robert Island, in the South Shetlands, it is 2 km wide, and extends 4 km in a NE-SW direction. It is bounded by Mitchell Cove, Carlota Cove, and Clothier Harbor, and is linked to Coppermine Peninsula in the W. Mapped by the Bulgarians in 2008, and named by them on Aug. 12, 2008, after the town in northeastern Bulgaria. Alférez de Navío José María Sobral Station see Sobral Station Isla Alférez Mavaroff see Pickwick Island Punta Alfiler see Renier Point Roca Alfiler see Pin Rock Alfons Island see Kolven Island Mount Alford.

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. She arrived back in Newport with 2200 barrels of sperm oil. The skipper, variously reported as Capt. Gardiner, was, in fact, Capt. Swain. Alligator Eyes. 81°38' S, 160°55' E. Two nunataks, close together, and rising to over 600 m on the E side of Dickey Glacier, in the Churchill Mountains, and surmounting the end of the broad ice-covered ridge that extends N from Mount Arcone.

67°30' S, 61°17' E. A small bay just W of Utstikkar Glacier, on the coast of Mac. Robertson Land. Photographed by LCE 193637, and mapped from these photos in 1946, by Norwegian cartographers, who named it Isvika (“ice bay”). Visited by ANARE parties in 1954 and 1955, and re-named by ANCA on Sept. 4, 1956, for Robert William “Bob” Allison (b. 1924, Kithduly), medical officer who wintered-over at Mawson Station in 1955. He had also been on Heard Island in 1949. The Australians plotted it in 67°30' S, 61°09' E, but it has since been replotted.

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