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Ibn al-Haytham : first scientist

Author: Bradley Steffens
Publisher: Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds Pub., ©2007.
Series: Profiles in science (Greensboro, N.C.)
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Ibn al-Haytham, also known in the West as Alhazen, who lived from approximately 950 to 1040, was a pioneer in several scientific and mathematical fields, including physics, optics, astronomy, and analytical geometry. His experiments on how light is refracted by the atmosphere were later developed by Isaac Newton, and he discovered the first law of motion centuries before Galileo. Most importantly, Ibn al-Haytham, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Alhazen; Alhazen
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bradley Steffens
ISBN: 9781599350240 1599350246
OCLC Number: 70698911
Target Audience: Ages 9-12.
Description: 128 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Boyhood in Basra --
Scholar of Basra --
"Madness" --
To Egypt --
Scholar of Cairo --
Return to Basra --
"The physicist" --
Timeline.
Series Title: Profiles in science (Greensboro, N.C.)
Responsibility: Bradley Steffens.
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Ibn al-Haytham, also known in the West as Alhazen, who lived from approximately 950 to 1040, was a pioneer in several scientific and mathematical fields, including physics, optics, astronomy, and analytical geometry. His experiments on how light is refracted by the atmosphere were later developed by Isaac Newton, and he discovered the first law of motion centuries before Galileo. Most importantly, Ibn al-Haytham, a devout Muslim, was committed to a scientific method based on observation, hypothesis and testing, and he helped keep alive the classical spirit of inquiry first developed in ancient Greece. Ibn al-Haytham's groundbreaking work reflects a life of travel and adventure, and this biography introduces this fascinating scientist to a new generation of readers.--Publisher description.

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