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Science in Medieval Islam


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Table of 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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Offers a fully illustrated, highly accessible introduction to the scientific achievements of medieval Islam

About the Author

Howard R. Turner is a documentary and educational film and television writer who served as Curator for Science for the major traveling exhibition "The Heritage of Islam, 1982-1983."


"This book could well become the best means to introduce people to Islam's contributions to science, medicine, and philosophy... The wonderful illustrations make it even more understandable." Emory C. Bogle, Associate Professor of History, University of Richmond

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