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Science in medieval Islam : an illustrated introduction

Author: Howard R Turner
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : Univ. of Texas Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. edView all editions and formats
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During the Golden Age of Islam, Muslim philosophers and poets, artists and scientists, princes and laborers created a unique culture that has influenced societies on every continent. This book offers  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard R Turner
ISBN: 0292781474 9780292781474 0292781490 9780292781498
OCLC Number: 231712498
Description: XVIII, 262 S. : zahlr. ill.
Contents: * Illustrations * Foreword and Acknowledgments * Introduction *1. Islam as Empire *2. Forces and Bonds: Faith, Language, and Thought *3. Roots *4. Cosmology: The Universes of Islam *5. Mathematics: Native Tongue of Science *6. Astronomy *7. Astrology: Scientific Non-science *8. Geography *9. Medicine *10. Natural Sciences *11. Alchemy *12. Optics *13. The Later Years *14. Transmission *15. The New West *16. Epilogue * Islam and the World: A Summary Timeline * Glossary * Works Consulted * Illustration Sources * Index
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