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By John Stewart

This moment variation 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, masking geographical good points, ancient occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, clinical stations, journey operators, clinical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, plants, goods of normal curiosity and lots more and plenty extra. "Antarctica" is outlined as all land and water south of 60°S. details for geographical gains is drawn basically from nationwide gazetteers, either present and outdated, and isn't constrained to ­English-­language resources. wide cross-referencing simplifies the continent's frequently bewildering nomenclature--geographical positive factors' names, for instance, might differ commonly from one nationwide gazetteer to the subsequent, and are extra advanced through having been named and renamed a number of occasions, and in lots of languages, over the years. All linguistic diversifications of placenames are incorporated and cross-referenced.

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Almirante Brown Station. 64°53' S, 62°53' W. Argentine base, built on a rock surface, 7 m above sea level, on Proa Point, Coughtrey Penin- Punta Almirante Solier 29 sula, in Paradise Harbor on the Danco Coast, off the W coast of Graham Land, on the Antarctic Peninsula, 9 km from Presidente Gabriel González Videla Station. Originally it was just a refuge hut. , Admiral Brown Naval Base), but more commonly known as Base Brown. ), and run by a naval detachment. 1951 winter: Antonio Vazek (leader).

68°13' S, 67°03' W. In the extreme W of Neny Island, in Marguerite Bay, off the W coast of Graham Land. Named by the Argentines for Carlos Alegre, a pilot 1st class involved with the re-supplying of Órcadas Station from the Pampa in 1935. Islote Alegría. 64°18' S, 62°53' W. A rock off Eta Island, in the Melchior Islands. Surveyed by the crew of the Primero de Mayo, during ArgAE 1942-43, and named ironically by ArgAE 1947 (it presents a far from happy appearance). The name first appears on an Argentine map of 1953.

Aldridge Peak. 72°27' S, 167°24' E. A peak rising to 2290 m, on the ridge between Hearfield Glacier and Trafalgar Glacier, in the Victory Mountains of Victoria Land. Mapped by USGS from ground surveys, and USN air photos taken between 1960 and 1962. Named by US-ACAN in 1969, for James A. Aldridge, VX-6 aviation machinist’s mate who wintered-over at McMurdo in 1967. NZ-APC accepted the name in Nov. 1969. Península Aldunate see Coughtrey Peninsula Mount Aldwich see Mount Aldrich Islote Alectoria see Alectoria Island Mount Alexander 23 Alectoria Island.

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