By Bernadette Hince
Description The world's so much remoted continent has spawned probably the most strange phrases within the English language. within the house of a trifling century, a amazing vocabulary has advanced to house the extreme atmosphere and residing organisms of the Antarctic and subantarctic.
Here, for the 1st time, is a whole consultant to the beginning and definitions of Antarctic phrases. Like different historic dictionaries, The Antarctic Dictionary supplies 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 resources provide the reader a distinct perception into the way in which the language of Antarctica has advanced. The reader will discover what it potential 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 eager about the improvement of language.
With a ahead by way of Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
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The skins were ... taken to Calcutta and Canton, where they were sold for $65,000. Thus began the Antarctic fur seal trade with China. 1983 King, Judith E. Seals of the world, 2nd edn British Museum (Natural History), London, and Oxford University Press, Oxford: 48. The Antarctic or Kerguelen Fur Seal was first described from a female animal collected on Kerguelen in 1874 ... It has often previously been known as the Kerguelen Fur Seal. but as Kerguelen is the only part of its range where it is not known to breed at the moment, and the centre of the population is on South Georgia, Antarctic Fur Seal is a more suitable name.
I[ 1821 Tile Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres [London) vol 5. quoted in Polar Record (1946) 4(32) Jul: 392. latitude 61 °30', on the 22nd of February the brig made a dash to the southward, determined to enter the Antarctic Regions, no ice being visible on the eastern coast, or that which they had just quitted. E. breeze, icebergs were encountered in immense numbers, and towards evening loose pieces of sheet-ice stopped their progress. 11 August 1838 Instructions to Lieut. K. Paulding, US Secretary of the Navy, in Balch, Edwin Swift (1902) Antarctica Allen, Lane & Scott, Philadelphia: 139.
Isopod Crustacea. Part 1. The family Serolidae Discovery Reports vol. VII, issued by the Discovery Committee, Colonial Office, London: 330. Serolis bromleyana ... Occurrence. Off the east coast of New Zealand, in 1100 and 700 fathoms, and close to the Antarctic Ice-Barrier in 1975 fathoms. F. Loewe reviewed the various items in the mass budget of the Antarctic ice sheet. 1980 Woodard, Edwin and Bischoff, Heather Woodard Store· houses of the snow Leisure Books, Norwalk, Connecticut: 140. The great Antarctic ice sheet is undergoing destruction by unknown subterranean forces, apparently pushing hot magma and rock up through the earth's mantle.
Antarctic Dictionary: A Complete Guide to Antarctic English by Bernadette Hince