Hince, Bernadette.
$35.00

Some of the most unusual words in the English language have been spawned on the world’s most isolated continent. In the space of a mere century, a remarkable vocabulary has evolved to deal with the extraordinary environment and living organisms of the Antarctic and subantarctic. The only book of it’s kind this is a complete guide to the origin and definitions of Antarctic words. Like other historical dictionaries, The Antarctic Dictionary gives the reader quotations for each word. These quotations are the life-blood of the dictionary and give the reader a unique insight into the way the language of Antarctica has evolved. The reader will find out what it means to be slotted, the shortcomings of homers, the joys of a donga and the hazards of a growler.

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CSIRO and Museum o f Victoria, Octavo, laminated boards, BRAND NEW.

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Weight 830 g