"Knowledge is not absolute and can always be revised," His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. ~ address at Sultan Qaboos University in May 2000.

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Library

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The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Library features a special collection of Arabic and English language books, periodicals and photographic works on the history, literature, politics and religion of The Sultanate of Oman. The range of resources covers art and architecture, law, Islamic Law, Ibadi Islam, Qur’anic studies, histories of Oman and Zanzibar, Arabic literature in the form of short stories and poetry, literary criticism as well as materials on science, education and libraries.

The collection features many publications not found elsewhere in the United States and includes a wide range of government publications.

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Evolution of Land and Life in Oman: An 800 Million Year Story

Evolution of Land and Life in Oman: An 800 Million Year Story explores the geological and ecological changes in the land of Oman over the last 800 million years. It retraces the notable correlation between geological formations, seismological activities, climate, fauna and flora throughout the geologic eons, namely Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic and the Humans era (Neolithic era, Bronze Age, Iron Age).
This book describes the impact of geological phenomena on the development and evolution of life in Oman as well as the formation of Oman's natural landscapes. It also focuses on the organisms living in Oman, and climatic changes that shaped Homo sapiens' distribution in different Omani regions, which led in turn to the creation of discrete civilizations.
Along with detailed information and discussions of the Oman's fossil record and its classification of organisms, this study explores the major geological domains and topographies of Oman such as Al Hajar Mountains, Al Huqf Mountains and Masirah Island, Dhofar Mountains, the desert plains, sand dunes and Sabkhas.
With accurate updated information and easy to comprehend simplified scientific language, this book immerses any reader and reconstructs the ancestral land of Oman with all its extinct species, fauna and flora, mountains and climate. This book includes a significant number of colored illustrations, interesting graphs and geological maps, as well as an overview on the geological society of Oman, and a glossary of the concepts included in this book.

Author: Mohammed Hilal Al Kindi. Published by : Springer, Cham (Switzerland), 2018.

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