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Encyclopedia of the history of Arabic science

Author: Rushdī Rāshid; Régis Morelon
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In three fully-illustrated volumes, this Encyclopedia documents the history and philosophy of Arabic science from the earliest times to the present day.

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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
History
Encyclopédies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rushdī Rāshid; Régis Morelon
ISBN: 0415020638 9780415020633 0415124107 9780415124102 0415124115 9780415124119 0415124123 9780415124126
OCLC Number: 34731151
Description: 3 v. (xiv, 1105 p.) : ill., maps, facsims. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 General survey of Arabic astronomy --
2 Eastern Arabic astronomy between the eighth and the eleventh centuries --
3 Arabic planetary theories after the eleventh century AD --
4 Astronomy and Islamic society: Qibla, gnomonics and timekeeping --
5 Mathematical geography --
6 Arabic nautical science --
7 The development of Arabic science in Andalusia --
8 the heritage of Arabic science in Hebrew --
9 The influence of Arabic astronomy in the medieval West --
10 Numeration and arithmetic (Includes the scale of sixty, finger-reckoning, the Hindu system, forms of the numerals, contents of Hindu arithmetic, nature of Hindu arithmetic, Arabic development of arithmetic, common (vulgar) and decimal fractions in the Hindu system, Greek influence in Arabic arithmetic, etc.). --
11 Algebra --
12 Combinatorial analysis, numerical analysis, Diophantine analysis and number theory --
13 Infinitesimal determinations, quadrature of lunules and isoperimetric problems --
14 Geometry --
15 Trigonometry --
16 The influence of Arabic mathematics in the medieval West --
17 Musical science --
18 Statics --
19 Geometrical optics --
20 The emergence of physiological optics --
21 The Western reception of Arabic optics --
22 Engineering --
23 Geography --
24 Botany and agriculture --
25 Arabic alchemy --
26 The reception of Arabic alchemy in the West --
27 Medicine --
28 The influence of Arabic medicine in the medieval West --
29 The influence of Arabic medicine in the medieval West --
29 The scientific institutions in the medieval Near East --
30 Classifications of the sciences --
Postface: approaches to the history of Arabic science.
Responsibility: edited by Roshdi Rashed in collaboration with Régis Morelon.
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