By John Stewart
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, protecting geographical positive aspects, old occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, medical stations, travel operators, medical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, vegetation, goods of common curiosity and masses extra. "Antarctica" is outlined as all land and water south of 60Â°S. info for geographical good points is drawn basically from nationwide gazetteers, either present and outdated, and isn't constrained to ÂEnglish-Âlanguage assets. wide cross-referencing simplifies the continent's frequently bewildering nomenclature--geographical positive factors' names, for instance, may possibly differ extensively from one nationwide gazetteer to the subsequent, and are extra complex through 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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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.
After the expedition, he became 2nd engineer on the Royal yacht Victoria and Albert, and in 1876, in Portsmouth, married Julia Mary Knight. By 1883 he was a chief engineer on RN vessels in Australian waters, and on June 1, 1891, was promoted to ﬂeet engineer. He retired to Worthing, then later moved to Portsmouth, and died on Dec. 5, 1903, in the Royal Naval Lunatic Asylum in Great Yarmouth. ). ” b. Jan. ” Allen and his ﬁrst wife, who died in 1919. C. , just outside Chattanooga. S. Navy, and served as machinist’s mate 1st class on the Bear, during both halves of USAS 1939-41.
The N mountains of the island were sighted by Biscoe in 1832. Wilkins, in a ﬂight over it in 1929, suspected that it was actually an island (although he was far from being the ﬁrst to have these suspicions; a UK chart of 1839 has it as Alexander Island), and this was proved in Dec. 1940 by a sledge party under Finn Ronne of USAS 193941. Its name was changed to Alexander I Island, a name accepted by UK-APC on Sept. 22, 1954. Meanwhile Britain had claimed it in 1908. Chile claimed it in 1940, calling it Isla Alejandro I, and Argentina did the same in 1942, also with the Spanish name (it had appeared on an Argentine map of 1940).