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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 gains, historic occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, medical stations, travel operators, medical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, vegetation, 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 factors is drawn essentially from nationwide gazetteers, either present and previous, and isn't restricted to ­English-­language assets. broad cross-referencing simplifies the continent's usually bewildering nomenclature--geographical features' names, for instance, may possibly differ broadly 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 adaptations of placenames are incorporated and cross-referenced.

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77°33' S, 169°09' E. 6 km ENE of Slattery Peak, in the Kyle Hills of Ross Island. ” A low ridge encloses the nunatak except on the S. Named by US-ACAN on Oct. 27, 2000, for Robert J. , USGS cartographer and au- thority on Antarctic aerial photography at Antarctic Resource Center, USGS, Reston, Va. He was involved in mapping Antarctica in the last half of the 20th century. NZ-APC accepted the name on Feb. 20, 2001. Mount Allen Young. 83°27' S, 166°52' E. A prominent pyramidal mountain rising to 2755 m, just S of Fegley Glacier, and to the W of the Lennox-King Glacier, in the Holland Range.

67°28' S, 50°40' E. Just over 9 km NE of McNaughton Ridges, in the Scott Mountains of Enderby Land. D. Alekseev (or Alekseyev), polar pilot, and fixed by them in 67°27' S, 50°33' E. ANCA accepted the name Mount Alekseyev on Oct. 22, 1968, and US-ACAN followed suit in 1971. Its position has since been re-fixed. Pico Alencar see Alencar Peak Alencar Peak. 65°24' S, 63°53' W. Rising to 1554 m at the head of Lind Glacier, 11 km E of Cape Pérez, on the Graham Coast, on the W side of Graham Land, it is the most easterly of the snowy peaks at the extreme NW of the mountainous chain that separates Trooz Glacier (to the NW) from Beascochea Bay (to the SW).

Allport, who wintered-over as radio officer at Mawson Station in 1964, and who traversed past this mountain while a member of an ANARE tellurometer party exploring the Leckie Range, in early 1965. USACAN accepted the name in 1967. Mount Allsup. 84°01' S, 159°36' E. A rock peak rising to 2580 m, and marking the SW limit of Canopy Cliffs, at the S end of the Queen Elizabeth Range. Mapped by USGS from USN air photos taken between 1960 and 1962. Named by US-ACAN in 1966, for Clifford C. Allsup, USN, aviation machinist’s mate 2nd class, of East Greenwich, RI, injured in the Neptune crash during OpDF II, 1956-57 (see Deaths, 1956).

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