Antarctica: An Encyclopedia (2nd Edition) by John Stewart

By John Stewart

This moment version 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 good points, 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60°S. details for geographical beneficial properties is drawn basically from nationwide gazetteers, either present and outdated, and isn't restricted to ­English-­language assets. broad cross-referencing simplifies the continent's frequently bewildering nomenclature--geographical features' names, for instance, might range generally from one nationwide gazetteer to the following, and are additional advanced by way of having been named and renamed a number of occasions, and in lots of languages, over the years. All linguistic diversifications of placenames are integrated and cross-referenced.

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In Sandefjord, Norway, for the Sociedad Ballenera de Magallanes. She was in Antarctic waters in 1911-12, 1912-13, and 1913-14, catching for the Gobernador Bories. In 1916, she was sold to the Hektor Whaling Company, and was catching in Antarctic waters in 1920-21, for the Ronald. In 1924 she was sold to Ballenera Española (same owners—N. Bugge), and in 1925 sold again to Winge, of Oslo. In 1933 she was sold again, to Blomvag, of Oslo, and became the Veslegut. She was used by the Norwegian navy as a patrol boat, but in 1940 was seized by the Germans and renamed Ratte.

Discovered and named by the Russians. Gora Aleksandra Girsa. 80°18' S, 25°25' E. An isolated mountain on the Polar Plateau. Discovered and named by the Russians. Gora Alekseeva see Mount Alekseyev Skaly Alekseja Leonova. 79°56' S, 159°30' E. A group of rocks on the S side of, and near the terminus of, Darwin Glacier, near Cranfield Icefalls. Named by the Russians for Aleksey Arkhipovich Leonov (b. 1934), the cosmonaut, the first man to walk in space. The Aleksey Maryshev. A little, white 2000ton, 66-meter ice-strengthened Russian research vessel, built in Finland in 1990, for the Hydrographic Institute of St.

She then filed and Alec was arrested for bigamy, desertion, alimony, and child support. He died in San Diego on Dec. 3, 1980. Alexander, John. On Aug. 8, 1821, he was appointed captain of the George IV and 10 days later left London for the South Shetlands and the 1821-22 sealing season. See The George IV for a brief history of this adventure. He took the vessel back to the South Shetlands for the 182223 season. ” b. 1959, Grantham, Lincs. After graduating from Swansea University in oceanography and zoology, he got his PhD from the same place in 1985, and immediately afterwards was invited by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, to go to Antarctica as a USARP marine biologist, to study benthic foraminifera at McMurdo Sound.

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