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By John Stewart

ISBN-10: 0786435909

ISBN-13: 9780786435906

This moment version 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, masking geographical positive factors, historic occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, clinical stations, journey operators, clinical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, flowers, goods of normal curiosity and lots more and plenty 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and water south of 60°S. info for geographical gains is drawn basically from nationwide gazetteers, either present and outdated, and isn't constrained to ­English-­language assets. wide cross-referencing simplifies the continent's usually bewildering nomenclature--geographical positive aspects' names, for instance, could fluctuate greatly from one nationwide gazetteer to the subsequent, and are extra complex via having been named and renamed a number of instances, 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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Named by the Chileans for the Luis Alcázar. Isla Alcock see Alcock Island Alcock Island. 64°14' S, 61°08' W. 5 km W of Charles Point (the N limit of Brialmont Cove), on the central coast of Hughes Bay, off the W coast of Graham Land. Whalers were calling it Penguin Island, and that 22 Alcorta Rocks is what Thomas Bagshaw called it in 1922, during the British Imperial Antarctic Expedition of 1920-22. ChilAE 1947 named it Isla Telegrafista Arriagada, or (for short) Isla Telegta. Arriagada, for 2nd cabo Carlos Arriagada Veas, Chilean Army telegraphist who wintered-over that year at what would become Capitán Arturo Prat Station, and it appears with the shorter version of the name on their chart of that year.

10, 1966. 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.

Originally plotted in 64°12' S, 59°45' W, it has since been replotted. Punta Albornoz. 73°17' S, 60°20' W. A cape which forms the SW tip of Kemp Peninsula, near Cape Deacon, on the E coast of Palmer Land. Named in 1975 by the Argentines for 1st Sgt. Ángel C. Albornoz, pioneer aviator, who died on Dec. 20, 1917. The Chileans have their own name for it, Punta Leiva, named for José Leiva Chacón, who was on the Yelcho in Aug. 1916, when that ship rescued Shackleton’s men from Elephant Island during BITE 1914-17.

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