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Pathfinders : the golden age of Arabic science

Author: Jim Al-Khalili
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For over 700 years the international language of science was Arabic. In this book Jim Al-Khalili celebrates the forgotten, inspiring pioneers who helped shape our understanding of the world.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Al-Khalili
ISBN: 9781846141614 1846141613
OCLC Number: 640084039
Description: xxix, 302 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 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.
Other Titles: Golden age of Arabic science
Responsibility: Jim al-Khalili.

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A fascinating and user-friendly guide to this whole scientific movement -- Noel Malcolm * Seven, Sunday Telegraph * Brings alive the bubbling invention and delighted curiosity of the Islamic world Read more...

 
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