[Taxacom] Fwd: Re: Macroslope

Steve Manning sdmanning at asub.edu
Mon Sep 29 09:37:14 CDT 2008


>Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 08:53:06 -0500
>To: "Robin Leech" <releech at telusplanet.net>
>From: Steve Manning <sdmanning at asub.edu>
>Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Macroslope
>
>Maybe it means "steep slope".  The prefix "macro" is used pretty 
>loosely, viz. e. g. "macromolecules".  I doubt it will have a 
>precise technical definition.
>
>Cheers,
>Steve
>
>At 05:46 PM 9/28/2008, you wrote:
>>Hi All,
>>
>>I found a Russian Geology paper that uses the word "macroslope".
>>
>>Volodicheva, Natalya. [no date]  #15.  The Caucasus, p. 350-376, illust.
>>     IN: Maria Shahgedanova (ed.). The Physical Geography of Northern
>>Eurasia.
>>
>>The text mentioned above is at least 1998, and "macroslope" is used but not
>>defined.
>>
>>Robin
>>
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Frederick W Schueler" <bckcdb at istar.ca>
>>Cc: <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
>>Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2008 2:46 PM
>>Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Macroslope
>>
>>
>> >
>> > Kleo Pullin wrote:
>> >
>> >> A while ago I came across this word in a beautiful book about Siberian
>> >> tigers.  The book is, "Riding the Tiger: Tiger Conservation in
>> >> Human-Dominated Landscapes," edited by Richard Burge, John 
>> Seidensticker,
>> >> Sarah Christie, Peter Jackson.   John Seidensticker is a big cat
>> >> conservationist at the Smithsonian and might know the word or know which
>> >> of the Russian authors of the papers to ask.
>> >>
>> >
>> > * google gives 1080 hits, in many of which it's used as if it were a
>> > routine English word.
>> >
>> > fred.
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