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Science & Islam : a history

Author: Ehsan Masood
Publisher: London : Icon Books Ltd, 2017.
Series: Icon science (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Second edition]View all editions and formats
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The `fascinating and clearly written' (New Scientist) history of the extraordinary Islamic scientific revolution between the eighth and fifteenth centuries.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ehsan Masood
ISBN: 9781785782022 1785782029
OCLC Number: 982082921
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Description: xxvi, 242 pages : map ; 20 cm.
Contents: The Dark Age myth --
The coming of the prophet --
Building Islam --
Baghdad's splendour --
The caliph of science --
The flowering of Andalusia --
Beyond the Abbasids --
The best gift from God --
Astronomy: the structured heaven --
Number: the living universe of Islam --
At home in the elements --
Ingenious devices --
An endless frontier --
One chapter closes, another begins --
Science and Islam: lessons from history.
Series Title: Icon science (Series)
Other Titles: Science and Islam
Responsibility: Ehsan Masood.

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