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Camels in Asia and North Africa : interdisciplinary perspectives on their past and present significance / Eva-Maria Knoll and Pamela Burger (eds.).

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
Wien : Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2012.
Format:
  • Book, Conference Proceedings
  • vi, 290 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm.
Note:
International conference proceedings. Academy publication.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • Index of pictures
  • The camel at the crossroads of multiple perspectives: introduction to an interdisciplinary encounter / Eva-Maria Knoll (Vienna)
  • Genetic traces of domestication in Old World camelids / Pamela Burger (Vienna)
  • The encounter between Bactrian and Dromedary camels in Central Asia / Bernard Faye (Montpellier), Gaukhar Konuspayeva (Montpellier)
  • Embryonic hump development and ancestry in old world camels / Clemens Knospe (Munich), Joerg Kinne (Dubai), Nissar A. Wani (Dubai), Ulrich Wernery (Dubai, Joris Peters (Munich)
  • The conservation status and management of wild camels in Mongolia / Adiya Yadamsuren (Ulaanbaatar), Enkhbileg Dulamtseren (Ulaanbaatar), Richard P. Reading (Denver)
  • The status of the wild camel in China / Yuan Li (Xinjiang), John Hare (Benenden), Yuan Guoying (Xinjiang), Cheng Yun (Xinjiang)
  • Working in a freezer: capturing and collaring wild Bactrian camels / Chris Walzer (Vienna), Petra Kaezensky (Vienna), Enkhbileg Dulamtseren (Ulaanbaatar), Adiya Yadamsuren (Ulaanbaatar)
  • Hybridization: a threat to the genetic distinctiveness of the last wild old world camel species / Katja Silbermayr (Vienna), Pamela Burger (Vienna)
  • Ancient DNA reveals domestication process: the case of the two-humped camel / Alexandra Trinks (Mainz), Pamela Burger (Vienna), Norbert Benecke (Berline) Joachim Burger (Mainz)
  • The tears of the camel: reflections on depictions and descriptions of the camel in Mongolian culture / Maria-Katharina Lang (Vienna)
  • The camel and its symbolism in the daily life of the Mongols with particular reference to their folk songs / Otgonbayar Chuluunbaatar (Vienna)
  • Archeozoology of camels in South-Eastern Arabia / Margarethe Uerpmann (Tübingen)
  • Riding camels in Arabia: outline of a revised cultural history / Walter Dostal (Vienna)
  • Caravans from South Arabia: roads and organization / Johann Heiss (Vienna)
  • Camels in star mythology and in everyday rural life: ethnographic observations in South-West Arabia's Tihāma lowlands / Andre Gingrich (Vienna)
  • What camels eat: a study of Arabic ethnobotany / Daniel Martin Varisco (New York)
  • The economic significance and traditional management of dromedaries in Syria / Darem Tabbaa (Hama)
  • The socio-economic perspective of camels in Pakistan / Arshad Iqbal (Rawalpindi)
  • Camel trekking in Jordan: between oriental perception and authentic tourist expectation / Mohammed Shunnaq (Irbid), Susanne Ramadan Shunnaq (Irbid)
  • Camel urine and milk in the Arab heritage (folk medicine): a review / Abdulsalam A. Bakhsh (Al-Ahsa), Wael M. El-Deeb (Al-Ahsa), Awatif A. Al-Judaibi (Jeddah)
  • The Saharan dromedary as a sign: the prominence of dromedaries among the Nomadic Imuhar Society in the Algerian desert / Anja Fischer (Vienna)
  • The traditional management of the one-humped camel in the Horn of Africa: milking, fostering and weaning techniques / Maurizio Dioli (Alicante)
  • The informal camel milk marketing sector in Kenya and Somalia / Mario Younan (Nairobi), David M. Mwangi (Nairobi)
  • Extending the shelf life of camel milk / Ibtisam E.M. El Zubeir (Khartoum)
  • Bringing camels into focus: a photo-essay on dromedaries in the Nigeria-Niger corridor / Abdussamad M. Abdussamad (Göttingen/Nigeria), Demo Joab Usman Kalla (Aberdeen), Shehu Ahmad Maigandi (Sokoto)
  • Afterword: camels and deserts / Richard W. Bulliet (New York)
  • Pictures.
Contributor:
Knoll, Eva-Maria.
Burger, Pamela.
Series:
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse. Denkschriften ; 451. Bd.
Denkschriften (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse) ; 451. Bd.
Veröffentlichungen zur Sozialanthropologie ; Bd. 18.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9783700172444
3700172443

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