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Back to the Wild


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Featuring extraordinary, documentary-style photography, this beautiful and engaging coffee table book follows the remarkable journey of the Scimitar-horned Oryx as it is reintroduced into Chad’s Sahelian heartland. Considered the world’s most ambitious large mammal reintroduction project and a milestone for future species conservation efforts, the book charts the collaborative efforts of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, Government of Chad and Sahara Conservation Fund, along with some of the world’s leading zoological societies and research institutions, as this iconic species sets foot on its native soil nearly three decades after it was declared ‘extinct in the wild’.

 

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Globes: Visions of the World


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Globes: Visions of the World uses remarkable works of cartography, art, science and technology to tell the fascinating story of how humanity has understood our planet and the cosmos across two and a half millennia. This work, in English, French and Arabic, has been published to accompany the second temporary exhibition at the new Louvre Abu Dhabi. It seeks to recreate the links between this long search for knowledge and today’s science and comprehension by paying tribute to the visionary scholars whose goal was to model – in spheres, circles and ellipses – our fascinating cosmos.

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From One Louvre to Another


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This book has been published to accompany the first temporary exhibition at the new Louvre Abu Dhabi. Tracing the birth of the Musée du Louvre in Paris in the 18th century, this beautifully crafted trilingual work sheds light on the way a public collection is formed, drawing mainly on the collections of the Musée du Louvre and the Château de Versailles. The exhibition evokes the creation of the Musée du Louvre from the time of Louis XIV, when the royal collections were presented in the gardens and Grand Apartments at Versailles, through to the opening of the Muséum in the Palais du Louvre in 1793. It examines the question of the origins and role of the museum, born of royal will, and the evolution of artistic practices, enhanced by a reflection on the transmission and teaching of art.

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Abu Dhabi State of Environment Report


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Using UNEP’s science-based information to describe the conditions and trends of the environmental system, the Abu Dhabi State of Environment Report informs sustainable development decision-making by providing scientifically credible environmental information and knowledge about key interactions between society and the natural environment in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This invaluable resource is available in separate English and Arabic editions and has a dedicated bilingual website. A separate print version of the Executive Summary is also available.

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Maxims of a Man of Schemes


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Elegant, culturally accessible and beautiful, this work of original aphorisms in Russian and English from the perspective of a very successful business magnate features exceptional design and production values to ensure a striking, relevant and truly high-quality book. The text of Maxims of a Man of Schemes is balanced throughout by fine-art illustrations, including a number supplied by contemporary painters of the author’s acquaintance.

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Hajj: Memories of a Journey


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This is the catalogue of the ground-breaking exhibition Hajj: Memories of a Journey, which opened to the public in September 2017. Through a combination of beautiful historic objects, this work represents a powerful and moving narrative of the faith and tenets of Islam, and the reverence for Mecca and Medina. In addition to the dual-language English and Arabic catalogue, there are separate brochures in five language editions: Arabic, English, Chinese, Russian and Urdu.

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Heritage Preservation in Islamic Contexts


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This dual-language e-book edition documents UCL Qatar’s work in the area of conservation and preservation in addition to research projects undertaken by leading experts in the field.

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UCL Qatar Annual Report 15/16


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Following on from the success of the first edition of the Report (see 2014/15 Report), this dual-language edition of the Annual Report focuses on the track record and advances made by the university over the course of the 2015-16 academic year.

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Emirates to the World


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While mail, as a tool of correspondence, was first known to the ancient civilisations of the pre-Islamic Arab region, it was not until the Islamic era that mail became truly operational. Emirates to the World: Postal History from 1909 to Unification relates to the inaugural exhibition of the Etihad Museum in Dubai and tells the engaging story of postal services in the Emirates from their earliest days of the Trucial States through to unification and the formation of the UAE in 1971.

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But We Cannot See Them


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This is the first comprehensive sourcebook for one of the most important contemporary art communities in the UAE’s history. Available in separate English and Arabic editions, this work complete with a bespoke timeline centers on a group sometimes called “the five,” at an intersection of visual artists, writers, and filmmakers based in the UAE. Its members identified with a “new culture” of encouraging radical, formal and conceptual experimentation. Eventually, some of these artists founded the celebrated Flying House.

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