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By John Stewart

This moment variation of the 1990 Library magazine "Best Reference" ebook, 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 good points, historic occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, clinical stations, travel operators, clinical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, plant life, 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and water south of 60°S. info for geographical gains is drawn basically from nationwide gazetteers, either present and outdated, and isn't constrained to ­English-­language resources. vast cross-referencing simplifies the continent's frequently bewildering nomenclature--geographical positive aspects' names, for instance, might fluctuate commonly from one nationwide gazetteer to the following, and are additional complex via having been named and renamed a number of occasions, and in lots of languages, over the years. All linguistic diversifications of placenames are incorporated and cross-referenced. First variation Award: A Library magazine most sensible Reference

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1987. Bahía Alessandri see Ambush Bay The Alex Lange. 5-meter Norwegian whale catcher, built in 1925 (launched on Sept. , in Tønsberg, owned by the Sydhavet Company, and in Antarctic waters in 1925-26, catching for the Svend Foyn I. She later became the Star VI. P. Møller’s Fraternitascompagniet, of Copenhagen, and became the Tas IV. In 1936 she was sold again, to Kristian Gjølberg, and renamed Haug III. As such, she was captured by the Germans in 1940, renamed Steinbock, and was lost in northern Norwegian waters in 1944.

The Australians were the latest to replot this feature, in late 2008. See also New Zealand Allan Hills Expedition. Allan McDonald Glacier see McDonald Ice Rumples Allan Nunatak. 76°38' S, 159°54' E. In the Allan Hills of southern Victoria Land. Named in association with the hills. A term no longer used. Mount Allan Thomson. 76°57' S, 161°43' E. A conspicuous mountain surmounted by a dark peak over 1400 m, it rises 5 km W of the mouth of Cleveland Glacier, overlooking the N side of Mackay Glacier, in Victoria Land.

62°37' S, 60°20' W. 31 km ENE of Ereby Point, in the South Shetlands. It emerged during the (then) recent retreat of a glacier. Named by the Bulgarians on Feb. 23, 1995, as Aleko Point, after Aleko Peak, in the Rila Mountains of Bulgaria, which in turn had been named for Aleko Konstantinov (1863-1897), writer and proponent of wilderness exploration. UK-APC accepted the name Aleko Rock on Dec. 11, 1995, and US-ACAN followed suit in 1996. The British were the latest to replot this feature, in late 2008.

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