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By John Stewart

ISBN-10: 0786435909

ISBN-13: 9780786435906

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, ancient occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, clinical stations, journey operators, medical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, vegetation, goods of basic curiosity and masses extra. "Antarctica" is outlined as all land and water south of 60°S. info for geographical beneficial properties is drawn essentially from nationwide gazetteers, either present and previous, and isn't restricted to ­English-­language resources. vast cross-referencing simplifies the continent's frequently bewildering nomenclature--geographical positive aspects' names, for instance, may possibly fluctuate broadly from one nationwide gazetteer to the following, and are additional advanced through having been named and renamed a number of instances, and in lots of languages, over the years. All linguistic diversifications of placenames are incorporated and cross-referenced.

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It is the third longest terrestrial drainage system known in Antarctica. Named by ANCA on May 23, 2003, in association with the lake. Algal Lake. 77°38' S, 166°25' E. A small, roughly circular meltwater lake about midway between Skua Lake and Island Lake, on Cape Evans, Ross Island. B. , who studied it in 1961-62 and 196263. There are blue-green algal remains around the leeward edge of the lake. US-ACAN accepted the name in 1971, and NZ-APC followed suit on July 15, 1971. Algie Glacier. 82°08' S, 162°05' E.

A group of hills, mostly ice free, Y-shaped in plan, and 19 km long, just NW of the Coombs Hills, and about 15 km NNW of Mount Brooke, in the most southwesterly sources of the Mawson Glacier and also near the head of the Mackay Glacier, just to the W of the Convoy Range, in southern Victoria Land. Meteorites are abundant here. Discovered by the 1957-58 NZ party of BCTAE, and named by them for Prof. Robin Sutcliffe Allan (1900-1966), of the University of Canterbury, NZ. US-ACAN accepted the name in 1962, NZ-APC followed suit on July 15, 1965, as did ANCA on Aug.

The Almirante Cámara. A 1200-ton, 209foot ship, built as the Sands, by Marietta Manufacturing, in Point Pleasant, W. , and launched on Sept. 14, 1963. She was struck from the naval register in 1970, and placed out of service in 1973. In 1990 she was sold to Brazil, and became an oceanographic vessel used on the Brazilian Antarctic Expeditions of 1986-87 (Capt. Antonio Constantino Conti de Oliveira) and 1987-88 (Capt. Daniel César). Caleta Almirante Fliess see Fliess Bay The Almirante Goni. , in Sandefjord, Norway, for the Sociedad Ballenera de Magallanes.

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