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The house of wisdom : how Arabic science saved ancient knowledge and gave us the Renaissance

Author: Jim Al-Khalili
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2012.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Al-Khalili
ISBN: 9780143120568 0143120565 9781594202797 1594202796
OCLC Number: 727703460
Notes: "First published in Great Britain as Pathfinders: the golden age of Arabic science by Allen Lane ... 2010"--T.p. verso.
Description: xxix, 302 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: A dream of Aristotle --
The rise of Islam --
Translation --
The lonely alchemist --
The house of wisdom --
Big science --
Numbers --
Algebra --
The philosopher --
The medic --
The physicist --
The prince and the pauper --
Andalusia --
The Marāgha Revolution --
Decline and Renaissance --
Science and Islam today --
Timeline : the Islamic world from antiquity to the beginning of the modern period.
Other Titles: How Arabic science saved ancient knowledge and gave us the Renaissance
Responsibility: Jim Al-Khalili.

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