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Book launch - Birds of the Middle East in Arabic

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Old Saturday 11th March 2017, 18:30   #1
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Book launch - Birds of the Middle East in Arabic

Today, the Birds of the Middle East, Arabic version was launched in Dubai. It has been a formidable undertaking to translate (and update) the English-language version into Arabic in a form that is agreed across the Arabic-speaking world. Amongst the difficulties to overcome was to establish common names of bird species, many regions having had their own well-established vernacular versions. See

To follow is an app that should be released by the end of this year, if development continues at the current pace.
The fuzziness of all supposedly absolute taxonomic distinctions - Stephen Jay Gould (1977) "Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History".
Species and subspecies are but a convenient fiction - Kees van Deemter (2010), "In praise of vagueness". Biology is messy
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Will be interesting to see the uptake.

If they don't sell maybe give them away in schoolls, catch em young.

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