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    The house of wisdom : how Arabic science saved ancient knowledge and gave us the Renaissance / Jim Al-Khalili.
    by Al-Khalili, Jim, 1962-
    New York : Penguin Press, 2011.
    Subjects
  • Science -- Arab countries -- History.
  •  
  • Science -- Philosophy -- History.
  •  
  • Science, Medieval.
  •  
  • Science -- Methodology -- History.
  •  
  • Science, Renaissance.
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  • Arab countries -- Intellectual life -- History.
  • ISBN: 
    9781594202797 :
    1594202796 :
    Bib #: 
    762205
    Description: 
    xxix, 302 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
    Edition: 
    1st American ed.
    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 Maragha revolution -- Decline and renaissance -- Science and Islam today.
    Summary: 
    "A myth-shattering view of the medieval Islamic world's myriad scientific innovations, which preceded-and enabled-the European Renaissance. Inspired by the Koranic injunction to study closely all of God's works, rulers throughout the Islamic world funded armies of scholars who gathered and translated Persian, Sanskrit, and Greek texts. Many of the innovations that we think of as hallmarks of Western science were actually the result of Arab ingenuity."-- Provided by publisher.
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