This is a completely revised second edition of the bestselling field guide to the birds of the Middle East. For the first time, the text and maps appear opposite the plates, and as a consequence there are fewer species per plate than before. The text and maps have been fully revised and many new artworks have been painted. There are more than 100 new species in this new edition, which features more than 810 species in total. It will be the essential field guide for anyone visiting the Middle East.

A large-format photographic book bringing world class photographs of the Socotra island and its life. Richard Boggs spent many months in the remote archipelago belonging to the Republic of Yemen. The book consists of five chapters: A Place Apart, Frankincense, People, Culture, Development, Tourism.

A comprehensive review of the islands’ natural history – geology, land and marine environments, ecology, biogeography and evolution of the flora and fauna. The book also provides insights into the history of human settlement, the islanders today, and conservation and development issues. It incorporates the work of numerous scientists and is well illustrated.

A new illustrated paperback edition of this highly regarded account of the pioneer scientific exploration of the island - anthropological, archeological, botanical, zoological, linguistic and medical - by the six members of the Oxford University Expedition to Socotra 1956, the kick-start for all the scientific research that followed.

'A little masterpiece, a work of genius - up there with the travel
classics, a wonderful, wonderful piece of writing - his island, a unique
and remarkable place, so lovingly and warmly portrayed.'
(The Observer newspaper, London, 2006)

The book is an attractive, user-friendly manual to the plants of Socotra. Designed as a practical guide for conservationists and planners, as well as students, botanists and others interested in the plant life of the region, this volume provides comprehensive information on the traditional uses of all plants found on the islands and contains a fully illustrated key to all plant families and species.

A faunistic field guide covering some 100 animal species, illustrated with colour plates and line drawings, including a great number of forms not illustrated before. The book also provides insight into the physical features and climate, the vegetation, the evolutionary history and biogeography, the people and the history of biological exploration.