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By Bernadette Hince

Description The world's such a lot remoted continent has spawned probably the most strange phrases within the English language. within the house of an insignificant century, a extraordinary vocabulary has developed to accommodate the extreme setting and residing organisms of the Antarctic and subantarctic.

Here, for the 1st time, is a whole consultant to the starting place and definitions of Antarctic phrases. Like different old dictionaries, The Antarctic Dictionary provides the reader quotations for every observe. those quotations are the life-blood of the dictionary - greater than 15 000 quotations from approximately one thousand various assets supply the reader a different perception into the way in which the language of Antarctica has developed. The reader will discover what it potential to be slotted, the shortcomings of homers, the thrill of a donga and the dangers 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's going to additionally entice these occupied with the advance of language.

With a ahead by means of Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

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Only two flowering plants grow south of 60 0 S - the Antarctic hair grass (Deschampsia antarctica) and the Antarctic pearlwort (Colobenthos Isid subulatus). They occur in small clumps near the shore of the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. 1994 Canberra Times 19 Sept: 8. The study documents a "rapid increase" in the continent's only two flowering plants at sites 965 km apart, Faraday on Galindez Island and Signy Island in the South Orkneys ... Thirty years ago, there were just 700 Antarctic hairgrass (Oeschampsia antarctica) plants on Galindez and the neighbouring islands.

1992 Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions news leiter Someone entangled with Antarctica - a dweller, a former occupant or an aficionado. ) no 70 (Winter): 6. The rate of overturning about the circumpolar current determines the rate of formation of water masses, including Antarctic surface water and Antarctic intermediate water. 1963 Wilkes Hard Times I (I) Feb: 7. Then in 1961 the bookworm turned, applied for a position in the Antarctic as a supervisor, and got it. Thus followed the panern of life so well known to all intrepid Antarcticians, and I wonder if I shall ever get out of this land of ice and snow ...

IHerring from the similarity of the small, silvery fish to herrings (fam. ] The marine fish Pleuragramma antarcticum: see antarc- antarctic great sku a tic silverfish. The bird Megalestris antarctica: see skua. 1983 Australian Fisheries Jul: 7. 1906 (South Orkneys) Eagle Clark, W. in The Ibis 6(XXJ) Jan: Several of these Isc. Nothothenioideil are thought to be of commercial importance including the Antarctic cods, Antarctic toothfish, Patagonian toothfish and Antarctic herring. 1990 Adams, Richard, ed.

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