kleopullin at pacbell.net
Sun Sep 28 14:29:36 CDT 2008
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.
Let me know the answer, too.
--- On Sat, 9/27/08, Robin Leech <releech at telusplanet.net> wrote:
> From: Robin Leech <releech at telusplanet.net>
> Subject: [Taxacom] Macroslope
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Date: Saturday, September 27, 2008, 2:10 PM
> Hi Taxacomers,
> Anyone out there use the word "macroslope" yet?
> I have been reading a manuscript on spiders, and
> this word was used. I have never seen it used in
> English before, and apparently it is a direct translation
> from the Russian.
> For example, we talk about a mountain slope. But
> when the slope is on a range, e.g., The Rocky Mountain
> Range, then it becomes a macroslope.
> Does anyone have a reference or have an existing
> definition for it in English? Any help much appreciated.
> I have asked a geologist and a geographer, but have not
> yet had a reply from either.
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