By John Stewart
This moment version of the 1990 Library magazine "Best Reference" e-book, 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, masking geographical beneficial properties, ancient occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, clinical stations, journey operators, medical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, flowers, goods of common curiosity and lots more and plenty 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 previous, and isn't constrained to English-language assets. large cross-referencing simplifies the continent's frequently bewildering nomenclature--geographical positive aspects' names, for instance, could fluctuate generally from one nationwide gazetteer to the subsequent, and are additional 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.
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UK-APC accepted that name on Sept. 8, 1953, and it appears in the British gazetteer of 1955. , “mount left ear”— it does resemble such an appendage), but in July 1959 the Argentines ofﬁcially accepted the name Monte Allo. It also appears as Monte Allo in the Chilean gazetteer of 1974. Note: Beware of misspellings such as Monte Alto, Mount Alto (on a British chart of 1961), and Mount Alla. Allowitz Peak. 71°08' S, 167°39' E. Rising to 1240 m, immediately W of Mount Troubridge, in Hedgepeth Heights, in the Anare Mountains of Victoria Land.
NZ-APC and USACAN both accepted the name. Aldan Rock. 62°39' S, 60°35' W. A triangular rock, the largest of a small group of rocks extending southward into South Bay, E of Hannah Point, which is the E side of the entrance to Walker Bay, on the S coast of Livingston Island, in the South Shetlands. Photographed aerially by FIDASE in 1956-57, and named by UK-APC on Dec. 16, 2003. The British were the latest to replot this feature, in late 2008. Mount Aldaz. 76°03' S, 124°25' W. Also seen (erroneously) as Mount Aldez.
8, 1953, and it appears in the British gazetteer of 1955. , “mount left ear”— it does resemble such an appendage), but in July 1959 the Argentines ofﬁcially accepted the name Monte Allo. It also appears as Monte Allo in the Chilean gazetteer of 1974. Note: Beware of misspellings such as Monte Alto, Mount Alto (on a British chart of 1961), and Mount Alla. Allowitz Peak. 71°08' S, 167°39' E. Rising to 1240 m, immediately W of Mount Troubridge, in Hedgepeth Heights, in the Anare Mountains of Victoria Land.
Antarctica: An Encyclopedia, 2d ed. by John Stewart