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The Book : Mammalia Arabica. A Zoological Journey in Palestine, Arabia and Europe between 1980 - 2006.

Das Buch : Mammalia Arabica. Eine Zoologische Reise in Palästina, Arabien und Europa zwischen 1980 - 2006.



The Book : Mammalia Arabica. A Zoological Journey in Palestine, Arabia and Europe between 1980 - 2006.

Das Buch : Mammalia Arabica. Eine Zoologische Reise in Palästina, Arabien und Europa zwischen 1980 - 2006.

von: Norman Ali Khalaf-von Jaffa.

ISBN 3-00-017294-7

Erschienen: 1. Auflage / First Edition: Juli 2006.

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

Norman Ali Khalaf, 2006, ISBN 3-00-017294-7, Gebunden Hardback. 1. Auflage / First Edition: 484 Seiten. zahlr. schwarz-weiss Abbildungen - Format: 30  x  21,5 cm, Gewicht: 1.275 gramm. Preis: 50,00 Euro.

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

German / English Cover Foto: "Haywanat" (Tiere/Animals). Pottery by Nora Khalaf (5,5 Years). Foto by Norman Ali Khalaf-von Jaffa.

Arabic Cover Foto: The Jaffa Whale. Pottery & Foto: Norman Ali Khalaf-von Jaffa.

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

Printed and bound in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Zur Erinnerung an / In Memory of : Bassam Ali Taher Khalaf (Abu Ali) (1938-2006).


The Story behind „Mammalia Arabica” : 

My life has been related and influenced always in one way or another with Animals, especially Mammals. My father loved animals; and because of that our home was always full with all sorts of different animals: sheep, goats, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, birds (Canary, bulbul, parrot, love birds), Aquarium fish (Sea water and fresh water fishes), land turtles, terrapins; and I also added Insects (beetles, locusts, ants, butterflies), toads, hedgehogs and snakes from the Kuwaiti Environment.
I used to live with Animals all my life; and I loved and cared for them from my childhood; and after finishing school I decided to study Zoology in the University, and to become a Zoologist.
My first published scientific article goes back to January 1980, when I was still a student in the Zoology Department in Kuwait University, State of Kuwait. I was interested in Arabian Animal Life, especially in my Homeland Palestine, and I have done a lot of studies and research in the Region. So I decided to publish my scientific articles in different scientific magazines and bulletins, and to establish by my own a Palestinian Biological Bulletin. In July 1983, “Gazelle: The Palestinian Biological Bulletin” was created. It was the First Palestinian Scientific Bulletin Worldwide.
My first zoological article in “Gazelle” was about “Order Lagomorpha in Palestine”. Till now 57 “Gazelle” Issues were published; and most of my articles were about Mammals.
Finally, and after more than 27 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, I finally decided to publish a scientific book containing all my Mammalian research and articles.
I hope that this Book will enhance our knowledge about “Mammalia Arabica”.

Norman Ali Bassam Khalaf-von Jaffa.
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. 17.7.2006.

About the Author:

Norman Ali Bassam Ali Taher Khalaf-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 and the Master degrees in the Universities of Kuwait and Durham (England). 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, Iraq, Kuwait, Emirates, Egypt, Hungary, Holland, England, Jersey Island and Germany. Working now as a free scientific researcher and publisher in the United Arab Emirates. He is married and has one daughter.

Contents of the book:

English / German Contents :

1. Preface & About the Author.
2. Activity Patterns and Sexual (Reproductive) Behaviour of Snow Leopards, Panthera uncia (Schreber, 1775), at Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, Jersey Island.
3. The Siberian Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) in Saarbrücken Zoo, Germany.
4. The Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) in Saarbrücken Zoo, Germany.
5. The Leopards in Palestine.
6. The Sinai Leopard (Panthera pardus jarvisi) in Palestine.
7. Blue Whales (Balaenoptera musculus) from the State of Kuwait, Arabian Gulf.
8. On a Collection of Devon Period Animal Fossils from the Saarland, in the Geologische Museum Saarberg. in Saarbrücken, Germany.
9. The Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx) in Palestine.
10. The Wolf (Canis lupus) in Palestine.
11. A Trip to Zoo Budapest, Hungary.
12. The Otter (Lutra lutra) in Palestine.
13. The Gulf War and its effect on the Arabian Ecosystem.
14. The Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in the Zoologisches Forschungs-institut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany.
15. Fennec.
16. The Extinct and Endangered Animals in Palestine & Threatened Mammals.
17. The Asiatic or Persian Lion (Panthera leo persica) in Palestine.
18. The Foxes of Palestine.
19. The Mustelids of Palestine.
20. Die Wal Sonderausstellung "Delphinidae Delphionidae" und "Kleinwale in Nord- und Ostsee" im Museum Alexander Koenig in Bonn, Bundesrepublik Deutschland.
21. Der Schweinswal (Phocoena phocoena) in der Nord- und Ostsee / The Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) in the North Sea and Baltic Sea.
22. Thema des Tages (5. Januar 2005): In See gespülter Indopazifischer Buckeldelfin (Sousa chinensis) in Thailand nach Tagen gerettet.
23. The Story of Prophet Yunus (Jonah) and the Whale.
24. Jaffa (Yaffa): The History of an Old Palestinian Arab City on the Mediterranean Sea & The Andromeda Sea Monster of Jaffa.
25. The Leopards of Palestine.
26. Der Arabische Leopard, Panthera pardus nimr.
27. Der Asiatische oder Persische Löwe (Panthera leo persica).
28. A Bryde’s Whale (Balaenoptera edeni) Stranding on Al Mamzar Beach, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
29. Felidae Palaestina: The Wild Cats of Palestine.
30. Der Asiatische oder Iranische Gepard (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus).
31. Die Rohrkatze (Felis chaus).
32. Mammalia Palaestina: The Mammals of Palestine. / Die Säugetiere Palästinas.
33. The Common Weasel (Mustela nivalis, Linnaeus 1766) in Palestine and the East Mediterranean Region.

Arabic Contents :

34. The Sumpters (Animals) of the Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him.
35. The Arabian Carnivores in the Arabia's Wildlife Centre, Sharjah Desert Park, United Arab Emirates.
36. Palestinian Scientists and Technologists Abroad (PALESTA).
37. The Qalqilia Zoo and the Natural History Museum in the City of Qalqilia, West Bank, Occupied Palestine.
38. The Rafah Zoo in the Rafah Refugee Camp, Gaza Strip, Palestine: A Story of Destruction by the Israeli Occupation Army.
39. The Mammals in Dubai Zoo, Dubai City, United Arab Emirates.
40. Acquaintance Card: Majallet Al-Ghazzal (Gazelle Magazine): The Palestinian Biological Bulletin. Bonn, Germany.
41. An Introduction to the Animal Life in Palestine.
42. The United Nations Ecological Report confirms: The Regime of Saddam is destroying the Marshes (Al-Ahwar) Ecosystem.
43. Notes on the Biological Ecology of the Marshes in Southern Iraq.
44. Notes on the Caracal Lynx (Caracal caracal).
45. The Honey Badger in Kuwait Zoo, State of Kuwait.
46. A Trip to Kuwait Zoo, State of Kuwait.
47. The Long-eared Hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus) in the Arabian Peninsula.
48. The Fennec: The Desert Fox (Fennecus zerda).
49. The Brown Bear in Palestine and the rest of the Arabian Peninsula.
50. The Honey Badger (Mellivora capensis) in the Arabian Peninsula.
51. Order Lagomorpha in Palestine.
52. The Leopards in Palestine.
53. A Scientific Comment: The Badger.
54. The Badger in Palestine and the Arabian Peninsula.
55. Animal Ages.
56. The Colouration of Animals.
57. Muqadimet Al-Kitab (Arabic Preface).
58. Book Contents (Arabic Section).




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