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By Bernadette Hince

Description The world's so much remoted continent has spawned one of the most strange phrases within the English language. within the area of an insignificant century, a notable vocabulary has advanced to house the extreme surroundings and dwelling organisms of the Antarctic and subantarctic.

Here, for the 1st time, is an entire consultant to the beginning 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 resources provide the reader a different perception into the best way the language of Antarctica has advanced. The reader will discover what it capacity 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 should entice all those that were to the frozen continent or have ever dreamed of going there. it is going to additionally attract these fascinated with the advance of language.

With a ahead through Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

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Ed. H. W. Reed, Wellington: 104. The Antarctic Prion is represented only by one subspecies confined to the Auckland Islands. 1990 Marchant, s. , co-ordinators Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds. Vol. 1 A Ratites to Petrels Oxford University Press, Melbourne: 526. Pachyptila desalata Antarctic Prion ... The epithet Antarctic recognizes that this is the only species of prion that nests on Antarctic continent Isicl and seems to have prevailed over Dove in modern literature since the RAOU 1926 Checklist.

Antarctic papillose octopus ... Currently known from the Ross Sea, Antarctica and Prydz Bay. antarctic pearlwort [Pearlwort has been used for plants of the fam. ] A part of the upper atmosphere seasonally depleted of ozone, and first observed in Antarctica: see ozone hole. Either of two species of small perennial plant in the genus Colobanthus (fam. Caryophyllaceae). C. quitensis grows in damp ground of the Antarctic Peninsula region and in the Falkland Islands, as well as in South America. It is one of only two flowering plants known from continental Antarctica (the other is antarctic hair· grass).

L. , London: 87. The Rock-hopper also lives in colonies on the coast of Patagonia, Falkland Island, Gough, Kerguelen and SI. Paul, to mention a few of the more important places. It is probable that it occurs everywhere in the southern west-wind zone, but it is small and insignificant by comparison with the very much larger Antarctic penguin. L. in The Ibis 94(3): 541. Penguins studied were the Adelie Pucheramphus adeliae, Antarctic Pygoscelis antarctica and Gentoo P. papua. 1972 Mason, Theodore K.

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