By Bernadette Hince

ISBN-10: 095774711X

ISBN-13: 9780957747111

Description The world's so much remoted continent has spawned the most strange phrases within the English language. within the area of a trifling century, a outstanding vocabulary has advanced to accommodate the intense setting and dwelling organisms of the Antarctic and subantarctic.

Here, for the 1st time, is an entire advisor to the foundation and definitions of Antarctic phrases. Like different old dictionaries, The Antarctic Dictionary provides the reader quotations for every notice. those quotations are the life-blood of the dictionary - greater than 15 000 quotations from approximately one thousand varied resources provide the reader a special perception into the way in which the language of Antarctica has advanced. The reader will discover what it capacity to be slotted, the shortcomings of homers, the thrill of a donga and the risks of a growler.

The Antarctic Dictionary has been meticulously researched, and should attract all those that were to the frozen continent or have ever dreamed of going there. it's going to additionally entice these eager about the improvement of language.

With a ahead by means of Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

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1994 Polar Whispers 2 (May): 2. It was very appropriate that Gary's friend and well known New Zealand based Antarctician, Colin Monteath, should present the first lecture. antarctic intermediate water antarcticist One specializing in Antarctica; in the 1922 quotation below, used in reference to penguins. 1922 Cherry-Garrard, Apsley The worst journey in the world Penguin Books Ltd, repr. Picador, London (1994): 579. If penguins are primitive, it is rational to infer that the most primitive penguin is farthest south.


Geologically, the Antarctic Peninsula has more in common with the Andes of southern South America than with most of the rest of Antarctica. It consists of the eroded remnants of a volcanic arc that was active from about 200 until only 10 million years ago. antarctic petrel fAntarctica was given as a species name to the bird (then Procellaria antarctica) by German naturalist and professor of chemistry Johann Friedrich Gmelin, in his edition of Linnaeus's Systema naturae (I 789) vol. ,: 565. Gmelin latinised all published vernacular names which had not already been treated thus.

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