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...Engelbert Kaempfer (16 September 1651 – 2 November 1716) was a German naturalist and physician and is best known for his tour of Russia, Persia, India, South-East Asia, and Japan between 1683 and 1693. Amoenitatum Exoticarum is important...
...Garcia de Orta (1501? – 1568) was a Portuguese Jewish physician, herbalist and naturalist. De Orta practised and taught medicine in Portugal, before sailing to India in 1534 as a physician with the Portuguese navy and settling in Goa. He...
...Geographical findings of an expedition in 1927–8 in central Asia. Volume 1, by Emil Trinkler, describes the research in western Central Asia and the Karakoram and Himalayas; Trinkler died in April 1931, the year before the book...
...First and only edition of a collection of papers on Iraqi zoology by members of the British Expeditionary Forces in Mesopotamia and Persia, based on specimens collected during the First World War and first published in the Journal...
...The first edition of this work on falconry and ornithology. Long recognized as “the first zoological treatise written in the critical spirit of modern science” (Shearer, 1935), De Arte Venandi cum Avibus (lit. “The art of hunting...
...Paper by Michael Zohary on the vegetal landscape and plant distribution of Iran, based partly on the author's field research. Supplement to Bulletin of the Research Council of Israel, Section D. Botany, Volume 11D, March 1963, author...
...Publication based on the findings of the author's journey to the Caucasus undertaken under the auspices of the "Ministère de l'instruction publique et des beaux arts" of France with the purpose of archaeological exploration. Comprises 2...
...Granger was a doctor from Dijon who had changed his name from Tourtechot and who travelled in Egypt and Syria in the 1730s. He was a friend of Pignon, French consul in Cairo and his major interest was in natural history. He died in 1734...
...Although he is now known above all for his depictions of Alpine scenery, Elijah Walton, who studied art in Birmingham and London, went to the Levant when he was in his late twenties and remained for almost two years in Egypt, Syria...