By John Stewart

This moment version of the 1990 Library magazine "Best Reference" e-book, 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, historic occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, clinical stations, journey operators, clinical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, flowers, goods of basic curiosity and masses extra. "Antarctica" is outlined as all land and water south of 60°S. info for geographical gains is drawn essentially from nationwide gazetteers, either present and outdated, and isn't constrained to ­English-­language resources. large cross-referencing simplifies the continent's usually bewildering nomenclature--geographical beneficial properties' names, for instance, may possibly fluctuate generally from one nationwide gazetteer to the subsequent, and are extra advanced 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. First variation Award: A Library magazine most sensible Reference

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