By John Stewart

This moment version of the 1990 Library magazine "Best Reference" ebook, 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 positive aspects, ancient occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, clinical stations, travel operators, clinical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, plant life, 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 good points is drawn basically from nationwide gazetteers, either present and previous, and isn't constrained to ­English-­language resources. wide cross-referencing simplifies the continent's usually bewildering nomenclature--geographical good points' names, for instance, may well range generally from one nationwide gazetteer to the subsequent, and are extra advanced via having been named and renamed a number of instances, and in lots of languages, over the years. All linguistic diversifications of placenames are incorporated and cross-referenced.

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Discovered by BNAE 1901-04, and named by Scott for Pelham Aldrich. US-ACAN accepted the name in 1949. Aldrich, Pelham. b. Dec. 8, 1844, Mildenhall, Suffolk, son of surgeon Pelham Aldrich and his wife Elizabeth. British naval lieutenant on the Challenger, 1872-76. He married Edith Caroline in 1875. He was promoted to commander immediately after the expedition, in 1898 was made rear admiral, and was superintendent of Portsmouth Dockyard, 1899-1902. He was a supporter of BNAE 1901-04. He was made admiral in 1907, and retired in 1908.

Aldrich, Pelham. b. Dec. 8, 1844, Mildenhall, Suffolk, son of surgeon Pelham Aldrich and his wife Elizabeth. British naval lieutenant on the Challenger, 1872-76. He married Edith Caroline in 1875. He was promoted to commander immediately after the expedition, in 1898 was made rear admiral, and was superintendent of Portsmouth Dockyard, 1899-1902. He was a supporter of BNAE 1901-04. He was made admiral in 1907, and retired in 1908. He died on Nov. 12, 1930, in Woodbridge, Suffolk. ” b. July 12, 1886, Falkland Islands.

Mount Allport. 68°01' S, 56°27' E. A snowfree mountain just W of Leslie Peak, about 9 km S of Mount Cook, in the Leckie Range of Kemp Land. Plotted by Australian cartographers in 68°01' S, 56°30' E from ANARE air photos, but since re-plotted. Named by ANCA on July 29, 1965, for Bruce H. 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.

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