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Researching biology and evolution in the Gulf States : networks of science in the Middle East

Author: Jörg Matthias Determann
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2015. ©2015
Series: Library of modern Middle East studies, 167.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Officials and religious scholars in the Gulf states have repeatedly banned the teaching of the theory of evolution because of its association with atheism. But Jorg Matthias Determann argues here that, despite official prohibition, research on biological evolution has flourished, due in large part to the development of academic and professional networks. This book traces these networks through the history of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jörg Matthias Determann
ISBN: 9781784531560 1784531561
OCLC Number: 920376217
Description: xvii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Scientific Gulf --
Plant kingdoms --
Sultans, consultants and conservationists --
Scientific islands of efficiency --
Missing links --
Rentier science.
Series Title: Library of modern Middle East studies, 167.
Other Titles: Networks of science in the Middle East
Responsibility: Jörg Matthias Determann.

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A unique analysis of the networks and perils at play in the Gulf when researching a controversial subject such as evolution.  Read more...
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"The efforts of Arab Gulf states to create "knowledge economies" by investing their resource wealth in universities and scientific institutions are a controversial and rapidly changing aspect of the Read more...

 
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