Article ID: CBB001321042

Marine Biological Report in the Nubat al-Dahr Fī 'Aǧā'ib al-Barr Wa-al-baḥr (2014)


The aim of this article is to present a medieval Arabic report regarding six animals from the Gulf of Aden, to provide a zoological identification of five of the animals in question, which may be identified, and to comment on the biological data provided by the report in the light of both contemporary and modern zoological knowledge and, thus, to evaluate the scientific standard of the report.

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Authors & Contributors
Moore, P. G.
Filius, Lou
Lyons, Sherrie Lynne
Scharfenberg, Laila N.
Brunner, Bernd
Holthuis, Lipke B.
Archives of Natural History
Organon: International Review
Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften
Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology
Studies in History of Biology
Arabic Sciences and Philosophy
Wissenschaftlicher Verlag
Princeton Architectural Press
University of Chicago Press
University of Toronto
Marine biology
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
Natural history
Teratology; monsters
Lamotius, Isaac Johannes
Oxner, Mieczysław
'Abd al-Latif
Ibn al-Nadim, Abu Al-Faraj Muhammad Ibn Ishaq
Remane, Adolf
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
17th century
20th century, early
United Kingdom
Indian Ocean
Aberystwyth University

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