Dr. Sc. Norman Ali Bassam Khalaf-Sakerfalke von Jaffa's Books

The Book : Carnivora Arabica. A Zoological Journey in Palestine, Arabia and Europe between 2005-2008.

Das Buch: Carnivora Arabica. Eine Zoologische Reise in Palästina, Arabien und Europa zwischen 2005-2008.

 

The Book : Carnivora Arabica. A Zoological Journey in Palestine, Arabia and Europe between 2005-2008.

Das Buch: Carnivora Arabica. Eine Zoologische Reise in Palästina, Arabien und Europa zwischen 2005-2008.

By: Dr. Sc. Norman Ali Bassam Ali Taher Khalaf-Sakerfalke von Jaffa.

ISBN 978-9948-03-459-9

In Arabic, German and English.

Erschienen: 1. Auflage / First Edition: September 2008.

Literaturangaben. - Parallelsacht. in arab. Schr. - Text teilw. dt., teilw. engl., teilw. arab. - Teilw. in arab. Schr.

Dr. Norman Ali Bassam Khalaf, 2008, ISBN 978-9948-03-459-9, Gebunden Hardback. 1. Auflage: 396 Seiten. zahlr. schwarz-weiss Abbildungen - Format: 30  x  21,5 cm, Gewicht: 1.250 gramm. Preis: 50,00 Euro.

Selbstverlag: Dr. Norman Ali Khalaf. P.O. Box 37038, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates & Uhlandstrasse 6, D-66271 Rilchingen-Hanweiler, Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

Arabic & German / English Cover Foto: A Jaguar at Saarbruecken Zoo, Saarbruecken, Germany. Foto by Dr. Norman Ali Bassam Khalaf-von Jaffa, 2008.

Cover Design / Umschlaggestaltung: Ola Khalaf. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2008.

Printed and bound in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2008.


Preface:

The Story behind „Carnivora Arabica”.

Carnivores are adaptable animals and several species have their homes in arid lands, where prey is sparse. In the extensive region of Arabia 23 species are known.

My first published scientific article dates back to January 1980, when I was still a student in the Zoology Department at Kuwait University, State of Kuwait. The article was entitled "The Colouration of Animals"; and my first carnivore article dates back to February 1983, with the title “The Badger in Palestine and the Arabian Peninsula“.

Since that time, I had published many scientific articles in different scientific magazines and bulletins, and I began publishing my own Palestinian Biological Bulletin. In July 1983, "Gazelle: The Palestinian Biological Bulletin" was created. It was the First Palestinian Scientific Bulletin Worldwide. Until now 82 "Gazelle" Issues were published; and many of my articles were about members of the Order Carnivora.

Finally, and after more than 29 years in Zoological research and studies, in many Arabic and European countries, and after publishing many scientific articles in different scientific magazines and bulletins, especially the "Gazelle Bulletin", and after publishing many articles in the Gazelle Bulletin Web Site, since 2001 under (www.gazelle.8m.net), and after publishing my first book (Gazelle: The Palestinian Biological Bulletin. A Scientific Journey in Palestine, Arabia and Europe between 1983–2004) in July 2004, and my second book (Aquatica Arabica. An Aquatic Scientific Journey in Palestine, Arabia and Europe between 1980–2005) in August 2005, and my third book (Mammalia Arabica. A Zoological Journey in Palestine, Arabia and Europe between 1980–2006) in July 2006, and my fourth book (Felidae Arabica. A Zoological Journey in Palestine, Arabia and Europe between 1980–2007) in July 2007, I finally decided to publish a new scientific book containing all my carnivore research and articles which were published in the last four years.

It is hard to be optimistic about the future of carnivores in Arabia. But recent years have shown the development of official and public interest, and efforts to conserve them. The Carnivores are certainly among the most interesting wild animals. They have lived with humans for thousands of years. There is a lot of stories concerning Prophets with carnivores, which were mentioned in the Holy QuraÂ’n, Bible and Torah.
I hope that I can participate with my new book to our knowledge concerning "Carnivora Arabica", and to help and to be part in protecting the endangered Arabian Fauna.

Dr. Norman Ali Bassam Khalaf-von Jaffa. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. 01.09.2008.


About the Author:

Dr. Sc. Norman Ali Bassam Ali Taher Khalaf-Sakerfalke von Jaffa is a Palestinian/German Zoologist, Ecologist and Geologist. Born in Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany in 1962. Finished School in Kuwait. Studied Zoology, Geology and Ecology for the Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees at the Universities of Kuwait, Durham (England) and Ashwood (USA). Specialised in Animal Behaviour and Ecology. Done a lot of work and research in the Universities of Kuwait, Durham and Saarbrücken; and in the Zoos, Wild Parks and Field Studies in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, England, Scotland, Jersey Island, France, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.

He is the author and publisher of "Gazelle : The Palestinian Biological Bulletin", the first Palestinian scientific journal worldwide (since 1983); and the author of five books: Gazelle: The Palestinian Biological Bulletin (2004) & Aquatica Arabica (2005) & Mammalia Arabica (2006) & Felidae Arabica (2007) & Carnivora Arabica (2008).

He discovered and scientifically named two Palestinian mammal subspecies from the Gaza Strip: The Palestine Golden Jackal (Canis aureus palaestina Khalaf, 2008) and the Gaza or Palestine House Mouse (Mus musculus gazaensis Khalaf, 2007).

He is working now as a free scientific researcher and publisher in the United Arab Emirates. He is married to Ola Khalaf and has one daughter, Nora.


Contents of the Book:

English & German Articles:

1. Preface & About the Author.
2. The Leopards of Palestine.
3. Der Arabische Leopard, Panthera pardus nimr.
4. Der Asiatische oder Persische Loewe (Panthera leo persica).  
5. Felidae Palaestina : The Wild Cats of Palestine. 
6. Der Asiatische oder Iranische Gepard (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus).
7. Die Rohrkatze (Felis chaus).   
8. The Common Weasel (Mustela nivalis, Linnaeus 1766) in Palestine and the East Mediterranean Region.
9. The Asiatic or Persian Lion (Panthera leo persica, Meyer 1826) in Palestine and the Arabian and Islamic Region.
10. The Chinese Leopard (Panthera pardus japonensis, Gray 1862) in Neunkirchen Zoo, Neunkirchen, Saarland, Germany.
11. The First Sight Record of the Arabian Sand Cat (Felis margarita harrisoni, Hemmer, Grubb and Groves 1976) from the Gaza Strip, Palestine.
12. The Presence of the Arabian Sand Cat (Felis margarita harrisoni) in the State of Qatar.
13. Die Sandkatze oder Wuestenkatze (Felis margarita, Loche 1858).
14. Der Karakal oder Wuestenluchs (Caracal caracal, von Schreber 1776).
15. The Story of Sabrina, the Gaza Zoo Lioness.
16. The Zanzibar Leopard (Panthera pardus adersi, Pocock 1932).
17. Leopard Stamps from Zanzibar and Tanzania.
18. The Sri Lanka leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya, Deraniyagala 1956).
19. The Persian or Iranian Leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor, Pocock 1927).
20. Royal White Tigers (Panthera tigris, Linnaeus 1758) at Zoo d'Amneville (Amneville Zoo), Amneville, Lorraine, France.
21. The Jaguarundi (Puma yaguarondi, Lacépède 1809) at Parc Merveilleux, Bettembourg, Luxembourg.
22. Canis aureus palaestina Khalaf, 2008: A New Golden Jackal Subspecies from the Gaza Strip, Palestine.
23. Taxon Profile: Subspecies: Palestine Golden Jackal Canis aureus palaestina Khalaf, 2008.
24. Profil Taxonu: Poddruh: Canis aureus palaestina Khalaf, 2008.
25. Carnivora Palaestina : The Carnivores of Palestine.

Arabic Articles:

26. The Names of the Lion.
27. The missing Names of the Lion.
28. Nimer Zanjibar (Zanzibar Leopard). Arab-Wikipedia.
29. Nimer Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka Leopard). Arab Wikipedia.
30. Iben Awa Al-Filistini (Palestine Golden Jackal). Arab-Wikipedia.
31. Um Rishat (Caracal or Desert Lynx). Arab-Wikipedia.
32. Qit Al-Adghal (Jungle Cat or Swamp Lynx). Arab-Wikipedia.
33. Fahed Arabi (Arabian Cheetah or Asiatic Cheetah). Arab-Wikipedia.
34. Nimer Arabi (The Arabian Leopard). Arab-Wikipedia.
35. Sanuriyat (Family Felidae). Arab-Wikipedia.
36. Haywanat Filistin (Fauna of Palestine). Arab-Wikipedia.
37. Qit Sahrawi (The Sand Cat or Desert Cat). Arab-Wikipedia.
38. A Recent Record of the Arabian Sand Cat (Felis margarita harrisoni, Hemmer, Grubb and Groves 1976) from the Kuwaiti Desert, State of Kuwait.
39. Behavioural Observations on the Arabian Leopard (Panthera pardus nimr, Hemprich & Ehrenberg 1833) in the ArabiaÂ’s Wildlife Centre, Desert Park, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
40. The Arabian Carnivores in the ArabiaÂ’s Wildlife Centre, Sharjah Desert Park, United Arab Emirates.
41. The Mammals in Dubai Zoo, Dubai City, United Arab Emirates.
42. Muqadimet Al-Kitab (Arabic Preface).
43. Book Contents (Arabic Section).

 

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