John Stewart's Antarctica: An Encyclopedia (2nd Edition) PDF

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, protecting geographical positive aspects, old occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, medical stations, journey 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south of 60°S. info for geographical good points is drawn essentially from nationwide gazetteers, either present and outdated, and isn't restricted to ­English-­language resources. large cross-referencing simplifies the continent's usually bewildering nomenclature--geographical features' names, for instance, may well range largely from one nationwide gazetteer to the subsequent, and are extra advanced by way of having been named and renamed a number of instances, and in lots of languages, over the years. All linguistic adaptations of placenames are integrated and cross-referenced.

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Allyn, Gurdon Lathrop. b. Dec. , son of sea captain turned oysterman Nathan Allyn and his wife Hannah Lester. At sea since childhood, he became a mate in 1819, a skipper by 1820, and, on Oct. 13, 1822, he married Sally Sherwood Bradford. He was captain of the Talma, out of New London, which was in the South Shetlands in 1832-34. S. Navy coast pilot. He took part in the Civil War, and in 1863 moved back to Gales Ferry from Salem, where he had been living since 1839. For several years after the war, he was in the coasting business, and then retired as a farmer.

NZ-APC accepted the name on June 27, 1963. Algae. Primitive plant-like organisms (see also Flora and Diatoms). There are 25,000 species worldwide, many of them in Antarctica. Most of them are freshwater. Algae Inlet see Algae Lake Algae Lake. 66°18' S, 100°48' E. A narrow, winding freshwater lake, just over 14 km long, between 300 and 1000 m wide, and at least 137 m deep, extending in an E-W direction in the S part of the ice-free Bunger Hills, on the Knox Coast of Wilkes Land. Mapped from photographs taken during OpHJ 1946-47, and first named by US-ACAN as Algae Inlet, because of the algae here which cause varying tints to the meltwater ponds overlying the Bunger Hills, and to the saline inlets and channels in the area of Highjump Archipelago, close to the N.

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. Nunataki Alisova. 80°50' S, 159°29' E. A cluster of nunataks in the Churchill Mountains.

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