© 1998

Vegetation of the Arabian Peninsula

  • Shahina A. Ghazanfar
  • Martin Fisher

Part of the Geobotany book series (GEOB, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Shahina A. Ghazanfar, Martin Fisher
    Pages 1-4
  3. Martin Fisher, David A. Membery
    Pages 5-38
  4. Ingeborg Guba, Ken Glennie
    Pages 39-62
  5. Harald Kürschner
    Pages 63-98
  6. Harald Kürschner, Shahina A. Ghazanfar
    Pages 99-124
  7. Ulrich Deil, Abdul-Nasser al Gifri
    Pages 125-174
  8. Shahina A. Ghazanfar
    Pages 175-190
  9. James P. Mandaville
    Pages 191-208
  10. Ulrich Deil
    Pages 209-228
  11. Shahina A. Ghazanfar
    Pages 229-240
  12. Shahina A. Ghazanfar
    Pages 241-264
  13. Martin Fisher, Shahina A. Ghazanfar, Shaukat A. Chaudhary, Philip J. Seddon, E. Fay Robertson, Samira Omar et al.
    Pages 265-302
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 303-363

About this book


The inspiration for this book came from our ten years of journeys and wanderings through the varied landscapes of Arabia, and in particular through those of its hospitable southeastern corner, Oman. We owe a particular debt to Sultan Qaboos University, which during this time has provided us with both a stimulating working environment and a home. Transliteration of Arabic place and other names into English script is a task fraught with difficulties. We have followed 'accepted' spellings wherever these were not contrary to our common sense, and in other cases we have rendered names into Roman English script using phonetic spellings. Our main task in this respect was to ensure conformity between the fIfteen contributing authors. Diacritical signs have mostly been avoided, since their use is neither widely followed nor readily understood. Arabic words which have been commonly taken into the English language, such as 'sabkha' for a salt flat and 'wadi' for a valley with a seasonal watercourse, are not italicised in usage. However, other Arabic terms which are occasionally used in English but not as widely known, such as harrah for a basaltic lava fIeld and hima for a traditional grazing reserve, are italicised throughout the text.


Bryophyte Flora Vegetation biodiversity botanics ecology environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Shahina A. Ghazanfar
    • 1
  • Martin Fisher
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologySultan Qaboos UniversityMuscatOman

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