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One Thousand and One Fossils: Discoveries in the Desert at Al Gharbia, United Arab Emirates [English / Arabic]

A lavish volume in celebration of the astonishing fossils uncovered in Abu Dhabi’s deserts, a region once lush, green, and teeming with now-extinct animals

By: Faysal Bibi(Author), Andrew Hill(Author), Mark Beech(Author)

120 pages, 128 colour photos and colour illustrations, 6 b/w illustrations

Peabody Museum of Natural History

Hardback | slipcase | Jun 2017 | #233435 | ISBN-13: 9781933789071
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NHBS Price: £39.99 $51/€45 approx

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Language: Bilingual in English and Arabic

This lavish volume celebrates the astonishing wealth of fossils uncovered in recent decades in Abu Dhabi's desert. These prehistoric findings, around seven million years in age, record a period when the region was lush, green, and teeming with diverse mammals, all now extinct. With more than one hundred full-color photographs, including reconstructions of extinct animals, One Thousand and One Fossils is both a visual delight and a unique glimpse into Arabia's ancient past.

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Faysal Bibi is a researcher at the Museum fur Naturkunde in Berlin and codirector of the Baynunah Paleontology Project in the Al Gharbia Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate. He lives in Berlin, Germany.

Andrew Hill was J. Clayton Stephenson Professor of Anthropology, curator and head of the Division of Anthropology, and curator of vertebrate paleontology in the Peabody Museum at Yale University, and codirector of the Baynunah Paleontology Project.

Mark Beech is head of coastal heritage and paleontology, Historic Environment Department, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, and codirector of the Baynunah Paleontology Project. He lives in Abu Dhabi.

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