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Sabra, A. I.

Overview
Works: 86 works in 217 publications in 5 languages and 3,351 library holdings
Genres: History  Observations  Biography  Terminology  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Scenarist
Classifications: QC401, 535.1
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Most widely held works about A. I Sabra
 
Most widely held works by A. I Sabra
Theories of light from Descartes to Newton by A. I Sabra( Book )

37 editions published between 1967 and 1981 in English and German and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enterprise of science in Islam : new perspectives( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between A.D. 800 and 1450, the most important centers for the study of what we now call "the exact sciences"--Including the mathematical sciences of arithmetic, geometry, and trigonometry and their applications in such fields as astronomy, astrology, geography, cartography, and optics - were not in Europe but in the vast, multinational Islamic world." "This book offers an overview of this newly energized field of historical investigation. The topics discussed include cross-cultural transmission; transformations of Greek optics; the philosophy and practice of mathematics; numbers, geometry, and architecture; the transmission of astronomy; and science and medicine in the Maghrib. The emphasis throughout the book is on the transmission of scientific knowledge, either from one culture to another or within the medieval Islamic world."--Jacket
The Optics of Ibn al-Haytham by Alhazen( Book )

25 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optics, astronomy, and logic : studies in Arabic science and philosophy by A. I Sabra( Book )

14 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New knowledge for old( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and present day achievements of Arabs in the sciences. Interviews with scientists at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
Optics : books I - III, On direct vision by Alhazen( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Shukūk ʻalá Baṭlamyūs by Alhazen( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in Arabic and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optics : books I - III, On direct vision by Alhazen( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in Undetermined and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitāb al-Manāẓir. al-Maqālāt l, 2, 3 fī al-ibṣār ʻalá al-istiqāmah by Alhazen( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in Arabic and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitāb al-manāẓir by Alhazen( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in Arabic and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shukūk ʻalá Baṭlamyūs by Alhazen( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in Arabic and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction, commentary, glossaries, concordances, indices. - 1989. - (... ; 40,2) by Alhazen( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Shifāʼ : al-fann al-awwal min jumlat al-ʻilm al-riyāḍī, uṣūl al-handasah by Avicenna( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1977 in Arabic and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aš- Šukūk ʻalā Baṭlamiyūs by Alhazen( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in Arabic and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sumbangan Islam kepada sains & peradaban dunia( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Indonesian and Malay and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitāb al-manāẓir : al-maqālāt al-rābiʻah wa al-khāmisah fī inʻikās al-aḍwāʼ wa mawāḍiʻ al-khayālāt al-mubṣarah bi-al-inʻikās by Alhazen( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Arabic and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitāb al-Manāẓir by Alhazen( Book )

in Arabic and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of change : linguistic innovations in the development of classical mathematics by Ladislav Kvasz( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This book offers a reconstruction of linguistic innovations in the history of mathematics; innovations which changed the ways in which mathematics was clone, understood and philosophically interpreted. It argues that there are at least three ways in which the language of mathematics has been changed throughout its history, thus determining the lines of development that mathematics has followed." "The book offers tools of analysis by means of which scholars and students of the history and philosophy of mathematics can attain better understanding of the various changes, which the subject of their study underwent in the course of history. The book brings also important insights for mathematics education connecting growth of language with the development of mathematical thought."--Jacket
The moon that wasn't : the saga of Venus' spurious satellite by Helge Kragh( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This book details the history of one of astronomy's many spurious objects, the satellite of Venus. First spotted in 1645, the non-existing moon was "observed" more than a dozen times until the late eighteenth century. Although few astronomers believed in the existence of such an object after about 1770, it continued to attract attention for at least another century. However, it has largely disappeared from the history of astronomy, and the rich historical sources have never been exploited. The story of the enigmatic satellite in its proper historical context demonstrates that it was much more than a mere curiosity in the annals of astronomy. Frederick II of Prussia was familiar with it, and so were Bonnet, Kant and Voltaire. The painstaking attempts to either prove or disprove its existence led to the development of many new perspectives both practical and philosophical. The satellite of Venus belongs to the same category as other fictitious celestial bodies (such as the planet Vulcan), yet it had its own life and fascinating historical trajectory. By following this trajectory, the history of planetary astronomy is addressed in a novel way."--book jacket
The world as a mathematical game : John von Neumann and twentieth century science by Giorgio Israel( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo and Newton{u2019}s work towards the mathematisation of the physical world; Leibniz{u2019}s universal logical calculus; the Enlightenment{u2019}s mathématique sociale. John von Neumann inherited all these aims and philosophical intuitions, together with an idea that grew up around the Vienna Circle of an ethics in the form of an exact science capable of guiding individuals to make correct decisions. With the help of his boundless mathematical capacity, von Neumann developed a conception of the world as a mathematical game, a world globally governed by a universal logic in which individual consciousness moved following different strategies: his vision guided him from set theory to quantum mechanics, to economics and to his theory of automata (anticipating artificial intelligence and cognitive science). Von Neumann became a true legend in twentieth century science; but he was also a controversial figure, because of the decisive role he played in determining US military policy and strategic atomic equilibrium {u2013} which he viewed as an application of game theory. The Cold War is over; the age of nuclear physics and big science has been superseded by our age of biotechnology and postacademic science. From the life of John von Neumann emerge important insights to understand the cultural and technological landscape that we have inherited from the past century. This book provides the first comprehensive scientific and intellectual biography of John von Neumann, a man who perhaps more than any other is representative of twentieth century science. There are hundreds of metaphors for life: Life is a vale of tears, a dream, a joke. In As You Like It, Shakespeare says that life is a stage. What was von Neumann's metaphor? [{u2026}] it was that life is a game. Sensitive to the double-edged sword of knowledge and the idiocy of mankind, von Neumann's main legacy might be the deepening of the ancient dilemma of Prometheus. (Philip Davis, Siam News, May 30, 2003)
 
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The enterprise of science in Islam : new perspectives
Alternative Names
A. I. Sabra Historian of science

A. I. Sabra profesor retirado especializado en la historia de la ciencia, la historia de la óptica y la ciencia islámica en la Edad Media

A. I. Sabra wetenschapsgeschiedkundige uit Egypte (1924-2013)

ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd Ibrāhīm Ṣabrah 1924-2013

Abd al-Hamid Sabra

Abd al-Hamid Sabra 1924-2013

ʿAbd-al-Ḥamīd Ṣabra 1930-

ʻAbd al-Ḥamīd Ṣabrah

ʿAbd-al-Ḥamīd Ṣabrah 1930-

Abdelhamid I. Sabra 1930-

Abdelhamid I. Sabra ägyptischer Wissenschaftshistoriker und Islamist

Ibrāhīm Ṣabra, ʿAbd-al-Ḥamīd 1930-

Ṣabira, ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd

Sabra, A.

Sabra, A.I.

Sabra, A. I. 1930-

Sabra Abd al-Hamid 1924-2013

Ṣabra, ʿAbd-al-Ḥamīd 1930-

Ṣabrā, ʿAbd-al-Ḥamīd I. 1930-

Sabra, Abd al-Hamid Ibrahim.

Sabra, Abd el-hamid

Sabra Abdal-Hamid 1924-2013

Ṣabra, ʿAbdalḥamīd 1930-

Sabra, Abdelhamid

Sabra, Abdelhamid I.

Sabra Abdelhamid I. 1924-2013

Sabra, Abdelhamid I. 1930-

Sabra, Abdelhamid Ibrahim 1930-

Ṣabrah, ʻAbd al-Ḥamīd

Ṣabrah, ʿAbd-al-Ḥamīd 1930-

Ṣubra, £Abd al-Ḥamīd

صبرة، عبد الحميد

صبره، عبد الحميد

صبره عبد الحميد 1924-2013

عبد الحميد إبراهيم صبره 1924-2013

عبد الحميد صبرة

Languages
English (100)

Arabic (34)

German (1)

Malay (1)

Indonesian (1)

Covers
Optics, astronomy, and logic : studies in Arabic science and philosophyPatterns of change : linguistic innovations in the development of classical mathematics