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By John Stewart

ISBN-10: 0786435909

ISBN-13: 9780786435906

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, overlaying geographical positive factors, old occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, medical stations, journey operators, clinical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, flowers, goods of basic curiosity and masses extra. "Antarctica" is outlined as all land and water south of 60°S. info for geographical positive factors is drawn basically from nationwide gazetteers, either present and outdated, and isn't constrained to ­English-­language assets. broad cross-referencing simplifies the continent's frequently bewildering nomenclature--geographical positive factors' names, for instance, might fluctuate broadly from one nationwide gazetteer to the subsequent, and are additional 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 top Reference

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1959, Grantham, Lincs. After graduating from Swansea University in oceanography and zoology, he got his PhD from the same place in 1985, and immediately afterwards was invited by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, to go to Antarctica as a USARP marine biologist, to study benthic foraminifera at McMurdo Sound. He wound up doing so, for 6 seasons, 1985-2001, and then joined Raytheon, as a lab manager of the Crary Science and Engineering Center, at McMurdo for 3 seasons, 2002-04, spending 5 months of each year in Antarctica, and the remaining 7 months at Raytheon’s headquarters, in Denver, which is where he lives.

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. Charted during BAE 1910-13, and named by Scott for James Allan Thomson (known as J. Allan Thomson) (1881-1928), NZ geologist who helped write the scientific reports of BAE 1907-09. He was actually going to go on BAE 1910-12, as a geologist, but had to withdraw due to pulmonary tuberculosis.

70°50' S, 66°41' W. A particularly conspicuous nunatak of bright red rock near the head of Bertram Glacier, on George VI Sound, 8 km NE of the Pegasus Mountains, in western Palmer Land. It was surveyed by BAS personnel from Base E in 1970-71, and on July 21, 1976 named by UK-APC for the giant red Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus. US-ACAN accepted the name later that year. Point Alden. 66°48' S, 142°02' E. An icecovered point with rock exposures along its seaward side, about 22 km NW of Cape Hunter, and marking the W side of the entrance to Commonwealth Bay, and the division between Adélie Land and George V Land.

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