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Everything under the sun = Le ciel à livres ouverts

Author: Mahmoud HusseinPhilippe CalderonFIT Production (Firm)Cinquième (Firm)Canal Sur Televisión (Firm)All authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2001.
Series: Lorsque le monde parlait arabe, 8.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Picking up mathematics and astronomy from where the ancient Greeks left off, Arab scholars paved the way for the Copernican revolution and the rebirth of science in Europe. This program reveals the Empire of the Caliphate's role in developing the Indo-Arabic decimal system, algebra, and algorithms and in refining the science of optics and the Ptolemaic model of the solar system. The application of astronomy to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mahmoud Hussein; Philippe Calderon; FIT Production (Firm); Cinquième (Firm); Canal Sur Televisión (Firm); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
ISBN: 0736532528 9780736532525
OCLC Number: 47125962
Language Note: Narration in English. Interviews in various languages with English subtitles.
Notes: "11418-A-NT"--Cassette; "BVL11418"--Publisher's Web site.
Film originally produced in 1999.
Credits: Photography, Lionel Jan Kerquistel ; music, Bernhard Eisner.
Performer(s): Narrated by Paul Barrett.
Description: 1 videocassette (26 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Lorsque le monde parlait arabe, 8.
Other Titles: Astronomy, mathematics, and Islam
Golden age of Arab civilization
Embracing all knowledge
Ciel à livres ouverts
Embrasser tous les savoirs
Responsibility: un film conçu et écrit par Mahmoud Hussein ; réalisé par Philippe Calderon ; une co-production FIT Production, La Cinquième, Canal Sur Televisión.

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"Picking up mathematics and astronomy from where the ancient Greeks left off, Arab scholars paved the way for the Copernican revolution and the rebirth of science in Europe. This program reveals the Empire of the Caliphate's role in developing the Indo-Arabic decimal system, algebra, and algorithms and in refining the science of optics and the Ptolemaic model of the solar system. The application of astronomy to sacred ends, such as accurately fixing the time for prayers, the direction of Mecca, and the start of Ramadan, is also considered"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site.

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