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Cover for Archaeology, history and symbolism.

In this chapter, the philological and linguistic evidence of pomegranate in the ancient Near East is presented. Since the Iranian territories are considered as the main centre of its origin, the archaeology and history of this fruit have been investigated in this area, and then the study has been...

Author(s)
Spagnoli, F.; Shirazi, R.; Shirazi, Z.; Andam, S. S. G.; Djamali, M.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Islamic motivation for tourism and contradictions of the American tradition.

This chapter debates the nature of Islamic tourism and the limitations and contradictions of the American tradition, a new emerging academic school that dates back tourism as a direct result of the Industrial Revolution. The chapter puts the American tradition and its development of secularization...

Author(s)
Korstanje, M. E.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394163)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Continental analysis of invasive birds: Europe and the Middle East.

This chapter describes the geographical and climatic characteristics, invasion pathways and economic and environmental impacts of some bird species in Europe and the Middle East.

Author(s)
Smith, Y. C. E.; Smith, D. A. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242065)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transport of cattle, sheep and other livestock by sea and air.

Large numbers of sheep and cattle are sent around the world for either growing, slaughter or breeding by ship, and occasionally by air. The majority of air shipments are of expensive breeding animals. Transportation by ship mainly occurs to the Middle East for Halal slaughter, much associated with...

Author(s)
Phillips, C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Invasive birds: global trends and impacts.

This 381-paged book covers the biology, ecology, impact and management of 34 common alien invasive species, with reviews on the history and context of avian introductions and invasions in five major regions (Oceania, Africa, Europe (including the Middle East, Asia and South America)), as well as...

Author(s)
Downs, C. T.; Hart, L. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242065)
Type
Book
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Cover for The development of the world's cattle production systems.

This chapter discussed the history of cattle production starting from the prehistoric period which may date back about 40 million years ago when ruminants first appeared and at 25 million years ago when savannahs and grasslands of the world developed. Then to its domestication dating as early as 8...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crisis and conflict in agriculture.

This volume sets out to explore the dialectic relating agriculture, crisis and conflict, and attempts to expand the knowledge on these interactions. Part 1 of the volume (chapters 1-6) discusses thematic issues and methodological approaches to understanding the intersection of agriculture, crisis...

Author(s)
Zurayk, R.; Woertz, E.; Bahn, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book
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Cover for The origin and evolution of the domestic cat.

This chapter presents the classification of cats based on their lineage, common name and species of cats. A brief history on African wild cats (most likely the ancestors of the domestic cat) was discussed as well as domestication of cats which probably began around 10 000 years ago in a region of...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An introduction to the 'demon plant' parthenium weed.

Research on parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is in progress in many countries, including Australia, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka and Nepal. This book, with contributions from expert researchers with extensive involvement in parthenium weed research ...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; Asad Shabbir; Dhileepan, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History and management - East and North Africa, and the Middle East.

This chapter outline the history of invasions, background, spread and management (using physical, chemical, biological, cultural, and utilization strategies) of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) in East and North Africa, and the Middle East. The future of the parthenium weed invasion in...

Author(s)
McConnachie, A.; Witt, A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter

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