Antarctica: An Encyclopedia, 2d ed.

Antarctica: An Encyclopedia, 2d ed.


This moment variation of the 1990 Library magazine "Best Reference" publication, 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 gains, old occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, clinical stations, journey operators, clinical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, flowers, goods of normal 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 previous, and isn't constrained to ­English-­language resources. wide cross-referencing simplifies the continent's usually bewildering nomenclature--geographical beneficial properties' names, for instance, might differ extensively from one nationwide gazetteer to the subsequent, and are additional complex via 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.

First version Award: A Library magazine top Reference

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