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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, protecting geographical positive aspects, old occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, clinical stations, journey operators, clinical 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 beneficial properties is drawn basically from nationwide gazetteers, either present and previous, and isn't restricted to ­English-­language resources. wide cross-referencing simplifies the continent's usually bewildering nomenclature--geographical positive factors' names, for instance, might range largely from one nationwide gazetteer to the following, and are additional advanced via 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 variation Award: A Library magazine top Reference

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ANCA accepted the name on March 7, 1991. Alga Lakes. 71°10' S, 161°50' E. Numerous small lakes found in the vicinity of the Morozumi Range, in Oates Land. So named by the Southern Party of NZGSAE 1962-63 because of the prolific algal growth found in these lakes. NZ-APC accepted the name on June 27, 1963. Algae. Primitive plant-like organisms (see also Flora and Diatoms). There are 25,000 species worldwide, many of them in Antarctica. Most of them are freshwater. Algae Inlet see Algae Lake Algae Lake.

Point Alden. 66°48' S, 142°02' E. An icecovered point with rock exposures along its seaward side, about 22 km NW of Cape Hunter, and marking the W side of the entrance to Commonwealth Bay, and the division between Adélie Land and George V Land. Discovered on Jan. 30, 1840, by Wilkes, who named it after James Alden. US-ACAN accepted the name in 1947. Alden, James. b. March 31, 1810, Portland, Me. S. Navy in 1828, as a midshipman, and sailed on the Vincennes during USEE 1838-42. He transferred to the Porpoise at San Francisco in Oct.

Discovered by the New Zealanders, and descriptively named by NZAPC in 1982, on the suggestion of geologist Mal- colm Laird, for its color, and in association with Black Glacier to its S and Half Black Peak to its W. US-ACAN accepted the name in 1983. Mount Alla see Mount Allo The Alla Tarasova. A 100-meter Russian cruise ship, run by Quark Expeditions, in Antarctic waters in 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, and 1997-98 (Capt. Vyacheslav Vasyuk each voyage). She would also run under the name Marine Discoverer.

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