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Science in medieval Islam : an illustrated introduction

Author: Howard R Turner
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores Islamic accomplishments in cosmology, mathematics, astronomy, astrology, geography, medicine, natural sciences, alchemy, and optics.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Turner, Howard R., 1918-
Science in medieval Islam.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605461531
Online version:
Turner, Howard R., 1918-
Science in medieval Islam.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 1997
(OCoLC)607754060
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard R Turner
ISBN: 0292781474 9780292781474 0292781490 9780292781498
OCLC Number: 36438874
Description: xviii, 262 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Islam as empire --
Forces and bonds : faith, language, and thought --
Roots --
Cosmology : the universes of Islam --
Mathematics : native tongue of science --
Astronomy --
Astrology : scientific non-science --
Geography --
Medicine --
Natural sciences --
Alchemy --
Optics --
The later years --
Transmission --
The new west --
Epilogue --
Islam and the world : a summary timeline --
Glossary.
Responsibility: by Howard R. Turner.
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