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By John Stewart

This moment variation 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 good points, ancient 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of 60°S. info for geographical positive aspects is drawn essentially from nationwide gazetteers, either present and outdated, and isn't restricted to ­English-­language resources. wide cross-referencing simplifies the continent's frequently bewildering nomenclature--geographical positive factors' names, for instance, may perhaps differ largely from one nationwide gazetteer to the subsequent, and are additional advanced by way of having been named and renamed a number of instances, and in lots of languages, over the years. All linguistic diversifications of placenames are integrated and cross-referenced.

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Photographed by LCE 193637, and mapped from these photos in 1946, by Norwegian cartographers, who named it Isvika (“ice bay”). Visited by ANARE parties in 1954 and 1955, and re-named by ANCA on Sept. 4, 1956, for Robert William “Bob” Allison (b. 1924, Kithduly), medical officer who wintered-over at Mawson Station in 1955. He had also been on Heard Island in 1949. The Australians plotted it in 67°30' S, 61°09' E, but it has since been replotted. US-ACAN accepted the name in 1965. Allison Dome. 73°32' S, 70°25' E.

Allan Thomson) (1881-1928), NZ geologist who helped write the scientific reports of BAE 1907-09. He was actually going to go on BAE 1910-12, as a geologist, but had to withdraw due to pulmonary tuberculosis. US-ACAN accepted the name in 1952. Allanson Winn, Rowland see Headley, Lord Allardyce Øyane see Governor Islands All-Blacks Nunataks. 81°29' S, 155°45' E. A group of conspicuous nunataks lying midway between Wallabies Nunataks to the N and Wilhoite Nunataks to the S, at the SE margin of Byrd Névé, to the W of the Churchill Mountains, about 44 km W of Mount Albert Markham.

A conspicuous mountain surmounted by a dark peak over 1400 m, it rises 5 km W of the mouth of Cleveland Glacier, overlooking the N side of Mackay Glacier, in Victoria Land. Charted during BAE 1910-13, and named by Scott for James Allan Thomson (known as J. Allan Thomson) (1881-1928), NZ geologist who helped write the scientific reports of BAE 1907-09. He was actually going to go on BAE 1910-12, as a geologist, but had to withdraw due to pulmonary tuberculosis. US-ACAN accepted the name in 1952. Allanson Winn, Rowland see Headley, Lord Allardyce Øyane see Governor Islands All-Blacks Nunataks.

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