By John Stewart
This moment version of the 1990 Library magazine "Best Reference" booklet, 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 positive factors, historic occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, medical stations, journey operators, medical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, plants, 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south of 60°S. info for geographical positive aspects is drawn basically from nationwide gazetteers, either present and outdated, and isn't restricted to English-language assets. wide cross-referencing simplifies the continent's frequently bewildering nomenclature--geographical gains' names, for instance, might range broadly from one nationwide gazetteer to the subsequent, 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 integrated and cross-referenced.
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71°00' S, 70°00' W. A large, rugged island with quite high peaks (Mount Stephenson, Mount Egbert, Mount Paris, Mount Ethelwulf ), 432 km long in a NS direction, 80 km wide in the N and 240 km wide in the S. The island lies to the S of Marguerite Bay, in the Bellingshausen Sea, W of Palmer Land, from which it is separated by Marguerite Bay and George VI Sound. Discovered on Jan. 28, 1821 by von Bellingshausen, who named it Alexander I Coast, for the tsar who had commissioned the expedition in 1819.
July 17, 1923, Mass. d. Sept. ), navigator, a member of the USAF Electronics Test Unit, in the Pensacola Mountains, 1957-58. S. map, and UKAPC accepted the name on Nov. 3, 1971. It appears in the British gazetteer of 1974. The Alliance. A whaling ship out of Newport, RI, which, on a return trip from Japan and Peru, sighted an island in 59°S, 90°W, sometime probably in April 1824. The ship probably crept above the 60°degrees south line of latitude. She arrived back in Newport with 2200 barrels of sperm oil.
It appears in the 1958 NZ provisional gazetteer, and US-ACAN accepted the name in 1962. Mount Alice Wedel-Jarlsberg see Mount Wedel-Jarlsberg Caleta Alicia see Alice Creek Alison Ice Stream. 73°55' S, 82°04' W. An ice stream, 13 km long, ﬂowing into Eltanin Bay, S of Wirth Peninsula in Ellsworth Land. Named by US-ACAN on Jan. 31, 2003, for Alison Cook, BAS computer specialist, part of the USA-UK cooperative project to compile glaciological and coastal-change maps of the Antarctic Peninsula during the late 1990s and early 2000s.