THE ANTARCTIC DICTIONARY

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The Antarctic Dictionary

Author : Bernadette Hince
ISBN : 095774711X
Genre : Nature
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The world's most isolated continent has spawned some of the most unusual words in the English language. This comprehensive guide to the origins and definitions of such words as donga and growler, is supported by more than 15,000 quotations drawn from over 1000 sources. A treat for anyone who's ever dreamed of visiting Antarctica.
Category: Nature

The New Partridge Dictionary Of Slang And Unconventional English

Author : Tom Dalzell
ISBN : 9781317372516
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang. Containing over 60,000 entries, this new edition of the authoritative work on slang details the slang and unconventional English of the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge's own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English published sources given for each entry, often including an early or significant example of the term’s use in print. hundreds of thousands of citations from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, and songs illustrating usage of the headwords dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning New to this edition: A new preface noting slang trends of the last five years Over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia New terms from the language of social networking Many entries now revised to include new dating, new citations from written sources and new glosses The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language. In addition to this hard back two volume set, The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English will also be the first slang dictionary available on-line, giving readers unprecedented access to the rich world of slang. For details, including hardback plus on-line bundle offers, please visit www.partridgeslangonline.com
Category: Foreign Language Study

Marine Affairs Dictionary

Author : Niels West
ISBN : 0313304211
Genre : Law
File Size : 54.92 MB
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West provides the first comprehensive Marine Affairs dictionary. It includes management and policy terms; procedures concepts; court cases; laws; international conventions, protocols and agreements that deal with the four subject areas of Marine Affairs. These subject areas include, in addition to coastal management, fisheries, marine policy, and ports and shipping. Marine Affairs is one of a growing number of interdisciplinary environmental disciplines that include professionals with a wide range of educational backgrounds, encompassing political science, geography, resource economics, planning, sociology, anthropology, and the natural and phsical sciences. As such, this reference dictionary is ideal for students seeking careers in Marine Affairs and a must for professionals already working in the field. The dictionary includes more than 5,000 entries and covers terms and concepts that have evolved within this emerging field. Included are important court cases and laws pertaining to marine resource management and policy. All international agreements, conventions, and protocols dealing with marine related issues have also been summarized. West provides the reader with a quick reference to marine related terms and should be invaluable for any professional responsible for managing or making policy for fisheries, coastal management, shipping, and marine policy.
Category: Law

The Arms Control Disarmament And Military Security Dictionary

Author : Jeffrey M. Elliot
ISBN : 9781434490513
Genre : Political Science
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This facsimile reprint of the 1989 edition is, according to Library Journal, ..".a wonderfully concise and comprehensive resource on a very important topic. In 268 detailed entries, the authors provide a wealth of information on such topics as the arms race, conventional and nuclear weapons, nuclear strategy, and disarmament. The entries are cross-referenced, and there is an index. Of great value to general readers as well as specialists."
Category: Political Science

Dictionary Of Global Climate Change

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ISBN : 9780585295732
Genre : Science
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Climate, climate change, climate fluctuations and climatic trends are only a few of the terms used today, in not only conferences, scientific symposia and workshops, but also parliaments and in discussions throughout society. climatologists these terms may be well known; to the vast majority of people, however, they are new, and they require definition and explanation. The World Meteorological Organization inherited an interest and involvement in the studies of climate and climate change from its predecessor, the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), which was established in 1873. By 1929 the had set up a Commission for Climatology to deal with matters related to climate studies. When, in 1950, the World Meteorological Organization assumed the mantle of the it retained the commission which, among other responsibilities, had already recognized the need for the definition and explanation of terms used in climatology. It must also be said that much of what we now know about climate derives from the scientific and technical programmes - ordinated by and now, to a much greater extent, by In 1979, the First World Climate Conference made an assessment of the status of knowledge of climate and climate variability, and recommended the establishment of a World Climate Programme.
Category: Science

A Dictionary Of Arts And Sciences

Author : George Gregory
ISBN : UCAL:$C30190
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries