9780786435906-0786435909-Antarctica: An Encyclopedia, 2d ed.

Antarctica: An Encyclopedia, 2d ed.

ISBN-13: 9780786435906
ISBN-10: 0786435909
Edition: 2 Revised
Author: John Stewart
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: McFarland
Format: Hardcover 1771 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780786435906
ISBN-10: 0786435909
Edition: 2 Revised
Author: John Stewart
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: McFarland
Format: Hardcover 1771 pages

Summary

Acknowledged author John Stewart wrote Antarctica: An Encyclopedia, 2d ed. comprising 1771 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0786435909 and 9780786435906. Since then Antarctica: An Encyclopedia, 2d ed. textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This second edition of the 1990 Library Journal "Best Reference" book, four years in the compiling and writing, is an exhaustive A-Z direct-entry encyclopedia of Antarctica. It doubles the first edition's entries to 30,000, covering geographical features, historical events, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, scientific stations, tour operators, scientific terms, birds, animals, insects, flora, items of general interest and much more. "Antarctica" is defined as all land and water south of 60°S. Information for geographical features is drawn primarily from national gazetteers, both current and old, and is not limited to English-language sources. Extensive cross-referencing simplifies the continent's often bewildering nomenclature--geographical features' names, for example, may vary widely from one national gazetteer to the next, and are further complicated by having been named and renamed multiple times, and in many languages, through the years. All linguistic variations of placenames are included and cross-referenced.

First Edition Award: A Library Journal Best Reference

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