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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, overlaying geographical positive factors, historic occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, medical stations, journey operators, medical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, flowers, goods of common curiosity and masses extra. "Antarctica" is outlined as all land and water south of 60°S. details for geographical positive aspects is drawn basically from nationwide gazetteers, either present and previous, and isn't restricted to ­English-­language resources. huge cross-referencing simplifies the continent's frequently bewildering nomenclature--geographical positive aspects' names, for instance, may possibly range generally from one nationwide gazetteer to the following, and are additional 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. First version Award: A Library magazine most sensible Reference

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76°57' S, 161°43' E. A conspicuous mountain surmounted by a dark peak over 1400 m, it rises 5 km W of the mouth of Cleveland Glacier, overlooking the N side of Mackay Glacier, in Victoria Land. Charted during BAE 1910-13, and named by Scott for James Allan Thomson (known as J. Allan Thomson) (1881-1928), NZ geologist who helped write the scientific reports of BAE 1907-09. He was actually going to go on BAE 1910-12, as a geologist, but had to withdraw due to pulmonary tuberculosis. US-ACAN accepted the name in 1952.

28, 1821 by von Bellingshausen, who named it Alexander I Coast, for the tsar who had commissioned the expedition in 1819. Bellingshausen did not know it was an island, and roughly mapped the NW coast. , Zemlja Alexandra I, in Russian). 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.

US-ACAN accepted the name in 1962, NZ-APC followed suit on July 15, 1965, as did ANCA on Aug. 10, 1966. The Australians were the latest to replot this feature, in late 2008. See also New Zealand Allan Hills Expedition. Allan McDonald Glacier see McDonald Ice Rumples Allan Nunatak. 76°38' S, 159°54' E. In the Allan Hills of southern Victoria Land. Named in association with the hills. A term no longer used. Mount Allan Thomson. 76°57' S, 161°43' E. A conspicuous mountain surmounted by a dark peak over 1400 m, it rises 5 km W of the mouth of Cleveland Glacier, overlooking the N side of Mackay Glacier, in Victoria Land.

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