Antarctica: An Encyclopedia, 2d ed.

Antarctica: An Encyclopedia, 2d ed.


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 gains, ancient occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, medical stations, travel operators, clinical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, plants, 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 positive factors is drawn basically from nationwide gazetteers, either present and previous, and isn't restricted to ­English-­language assets. huge cross-referencing simplifies the continent's usually bewildering nomenclature--geographical good points' names, for instance, could range broadly from one nationwide gazetteer to the following, 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 incorporated and cross-referenced.

First variation Award: A Library magazine most sensible Reference

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