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Science and Islam (Icon Science): A History

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Author: Ehsan MasoodBrand: Icon BooksEdition: 2Binding: PaperbackNumber Of Pages: 256Release Date: 06-04-2017Details: Product Description Long before the European Enlightenment, scholars and researchers working from Samarkand in modern-day Uzbekistan to Cordoba in Spain advanced our knowledge of astronomy, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, medicine and philosophy. From Musa al-Khwarizmi who developed algebra in...

Author: Ehsan Masood

Brand: Icon Books

Edition: 2

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 256

Release Date: 06-04-2017

Details: Product Description Long before the European Enlightenment, scholars and researchers working from Samarkand in modern-day Uzbekistan to Cordoba in Spain advanced our knowledge of astronomy, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, medicine and philosophy. From Musa al-Khwarizmi who developed algebra in 9th century Baghdad to al-Jazari, a 13th-century Turkish engineer whose achievements include the crank, the camshaft and the reciprocating piston,  Ehsan Masood tells the amazing story of one of history’s most misunderstood yet rich and fertile periods in science, via the scholars, research, and science of the Islamic empires of the middle ages. Review ‘Science and Islam, a fascinating and clearly written book.’ -- New Scientist ‘This is a delightful and approachable book, packed with surprises and treats and offered by a writer whose passion for the subject does not daunt his objectivity.’ -- Wharf ‘Refreshingly different ....Masood’s [book] emphasis on context, combined with his easy prose, measured self-confident tone, and an effort to inject compelling human drama into the narrative, makes the present book – for the most part – wonderfully captivating.’ -- Arif Babul ― Observatory Magazine About the Author Ehsan Masood is a senior editor with the science journal  Nature, based in London. His other books include  The Great Invention, on the story of how GDP became the world’s dominant economic indicator. For a decade he taught science and innovation policy at Imperial College London and he is also a former Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also presented  Islam and Science, a three-part series for BBC Radio on science in today’s Islamic world.

Package Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.0 x 0.9 inches

Languages: English

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