By Bernadette Hince
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 striking vocabulary has developed to accommodate the intense surroundings and dwelling organisms of the Antarctic and subantarctic.
Here, for the 1st time, is an entire consultant to the starting place and definitions of Antarctic phrases. Like different historic dictionaries, The Antarctic Dictionary provides the reader quotations for every be aware. those quotations are the life-blood of the dictionary - greater than 15 000 quotations from approximately one thousand assorted assets supply the reader a special perception into the best way the language of Antarctica has developed. The reader will discover what it skill to be slotted, the shortcomings of homers, the fun of a donga and the risks of a growler.
The Antarctic Dictionary has been meticulously researched, and may attract all those that were to the frozen continent or have ever dreamed of going there. it is going to additionally entice these enthusiastic about the improvement of language.
With a ahead through Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
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1963 Antarctic. Bulletin of the New Zealand Antarctic Society 3(8) Dec: 355. The operation is essentially an oceanographic investigation of the Drake Strait area, between Tierra del Fuego and the great Antarctic Peninsula which the British call Graham Land, the Americans Palmer Land - and the Chileans O'Higgins Land! 1988 Murray-Smith, Stephen Sitting on penguins: people and pofitics in Australian Antarctica Hutchinson Australia, Sydney: 147. In the I960s two icebergs were tracked for years in the Antarctic Peninsula area.
One larger than the average stood almost in our path. It was of the flat-topped, sheer-walled type. so characteristic of the Antarctic regions; three-quarters of a mile long and half a mile wide, rising eighty feet above the sea. E. New Biology no. 29, Penguin Books, St Albans [UK]: 102. To the biologist, the term 'Antarctic regions' covers much more than the continent itself, for it includes a large number of isolated islands scattered throughout the waters of the southern seas [sc. S. Georgia, S.
This abundant species is not yet commercially exploited. 1987 Williams, D and Hosie, G in Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions newsletter 50 (june): 7. A herring-like fish (Pleuragramma antarcticum), commonly known as the Antarctic Silverside, is virtually the only fish found in this zone on the bottom, and then only in small numbers ... The station at the shelf edge yielded .. a few Antarctic Silverside larvae. 1988 Williams, Richard in Australian Natural History 22(11) Summer: 520.
Antarctic Dictionary: A Complete Guide to Antarctic English by Bernadette Hince