Antarctica: An Encyclopedia (2 Volume Set) (Second edition) by John Stewart

By John Stewart

This moment version of the 1990 Library magazine "Best Reference" publication, 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, protecting geographical gains, historic occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, medical stations, journey operators, medical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, plant life, goods of basic curiosity and lots more and plenty extra. "Antarctica" is outlined as all land and water south of 60°S. details for geographical beneficial properties is drawn basically from nationwide gazetteers, either present and outdated, and isn't constrained to ­English-­language resources. huge cross-referencing simplifies the continent's frequently bewildering nomenclature--geographical beneficial properties' names, for instance, might differ broadly from one nationwide gazetteer to the subsequent, and are extra advanced by way of having been named and renamed a number of occasions, and in lots of languages, over the years. All linguistic diversifications of placenames are integrated and cross-referenced. First variation Award: A Library magazine most sensible Reference

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Chile claimed it in 1940, calling it Isla Alejandro I, and Argentina did the same in 1942, also with the Spanish name (it had appeared on an Argentine map of 1940). It has been appearing on Chilean maps since 1947, but on some it has been named Isla Margarita. Its position was re-defined, and UK-APC accepted the shortened name, Alexander Island, on Sept. 23, 1960, with US-ACAN following suit in 1961. Alexander McKay Cliffs see McKay Cliffs Alexander Nunatak see Alexander Nunataks Alexander Nunataks.

16, 2003. The British were the latest to replot this feature, in late 2008. Mount Aldaz. 76°03' S, 124°25' W. Also seen (erroneously) as Mount Aldez. A mostly icecovered projecting-type mountain rising to 2520 m, that barely protrudes from the ice-covered Usas Escarpment, 35 km ESE of Mount Galla, in Marie Byrd Land. It has notable rock outcropping along its N spur. Surveyed by USGS on the Executive Committee Range Traverse of 1959. Named by US-ACAN in 1962, for Luis N. S. Weather Bureau, who wintered-over as scientific leader at Byrd Station, 1960, and at Pole Station in 1962 and 1965.

Named by USACAN on Jan. 24, 2003, in association with the glacier. NZ-APC accepted the name on Feb. 27, 2003. Ali Shan. 69°22' S, 76°18' E. A prominent peak on Lied Promontory, in the Larsemann Hills. Discovered by the Chinese, and named by them for the Taiwanese mountain of the same name. There is a permanent survey mark on the summit which is surmounted by a rock cairn. ANCA named it Three Man Peak, on April 24, 1987. Mount Alibi. 65°55' S, 62°40' W. A conspicuous mountain, rising to 925 m, 5 km ESE of Adit Nunatak on the N side of Leppard Glacier, on the Oscar II Coast, on the E coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.

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