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International Renewable Energy Agency - Abu Dhabi (Paperback) Loot Price: R214
Discovery Miles 2 140
International Renewable Energy Agency - Abu Dhabi (Paperback): Books Llc

International Renewable Energy Agency - Abu Dhabi (Paperback)

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Abu Dhabi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The etymology of Abu Dhabi is uncertain and many possibilities exist. One possibility is that as the area had a lot of aby (antelope, gazelle) it was nicknamed after that. Another story claims that it is named after a man who used to chase antelope, and was named "the antelope man" (in Arabic it would be through the construction "father of the antelope") and then the name caught on for the place. Some Bedouins called the place Umm aby ("mother of antelope"). However, British archives refer to the city as Abu Dhabi and according to books written by Arab historians and poets, the name was first used more than 300 years ago. Most likely, the name was originally Dhu abi, meaning "with/possessing antelope". Dhu was perhaps dropped because it was either deemed too heavy or did not match the idiom of the local dialect. In old times, Abu Dhabi was called milh (Arabic for "salt"), probably because of the salty water. Today this is still the name of an island on the Abu Dhabi coast. Qasr al-Hosn, the oldest building in the city of Abu Dhabi showing the The First Tower (1761) seen from the gateParts of Abu Dhabi were settled in the 3rd millennium BC and its early history fits the nomadic herding and fishing pattern typical of the broader region. Modern Abu Dhabi traces its origins to the rise of an important tribal confederation, the Bani Yas, in the late 18 century, which also subsequently assumed control of the town of Dubai. In the 19 century the Dubai and Abu Dhabi branches parted ways. Into the mid-20th century, the economy of Abu Dhabi continued to be sustained mainly by camel herding and the growing of dates and vegetables at the inland oases of Al-Ain and Liwa, and fishing and pearl diving off the c... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=18950756

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2010
First published: May 2010
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 36
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-25950-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-25950-9
Barcode: 9781156259504

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