With a focus on quality and scientific precision, Hidden Beauty is set to become the definitive guide to plants in Qatar. In addition to the high-quality images throughout, which facilitate the identification of plants, the detailed information has been edited and reviewed by leading experts in Middle Eastern plants at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in order to ensure accuracy. This process has led, among others, to clarifying and rectifying past misidentifications, and to shedding light on 10 new species of plants. The book contains peer-reviewed information on closely related topics such as ethnobotany, etymology, mythology, and ethnomedicine.
Targeting both professionals in the field as well as a general audience, the release of Hidden Beauty is timed to take full advantage of the events surrounding the 2022 World Cup in Doha and the need for environmental assessments at a national and regional level.