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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, masking geographical good points, old occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, clinical stations, journey operators, clinical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, plants, goods of common curiosity and masses 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south of 60°S. details for geographical good points is drawn basically from nationwide gazetteers, either present and outdated, and isn't restricted to ­English-­language resources. broad cross-referencing simplifies the continent's usually bewildering nomenclature--geographical gains' names, for instance, might fluctuate generally from one nationwide gazetteer to the following, and are extra complex by means of 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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Lednik Aljab’ëva see Alyabiev Glacier All Black Peak. 71°48' S, 163°57' E. Rising to 2025 m, on the E side of the head of Johnstone Glacier, it is the main peak in the Crown Hills, in the SE end of the Lanterman Range, in the Bowers Mountains. 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.

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. An isolated and prominent ice feature, about 56 km E of the S end of the Mawson Escarpment, in Mac. Robertson Land. Photographed by ANARE in 1960. A fuel depot was established nearby, by the ANARE Prince Charles Mountains Survey Party of 1972. Named by ANCA for glaciologist Ian Frederick Allison, a member of that party and of one like it in 1974.

He pioneered many new cold-water diving and photography techniques. He was forced to winter-over at Signy in 1980 when the John Biscoe couldn’t make it in because of the ice. He was back for the winter of 1983, as base leader at Halley Bay Station. He became a freelance cinematographer, and spent 10 months in Antarctica filming diving movies for a British TV company. He was back with BAS, for the winter of 1997, at Signy again. After BAS, he became famous as the underwater cameraman on BBC’s Blue Planet TV show.

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