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Title The house of wisdom : how Arabic science saved ancient knowledge and gave us the Renaissance / Jim Al-Khalili.
Publication Info. New York : Penguin Press, 2011.
Edition 1st American ed.

Location Call No. Status Notes
 Purdy-Kresge Library  Q 127 .A5 A4 2011    CHECKED IN
Description xxix, 302 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
Series Science Philosophy History.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 Marāgha Revolution -- Decline and Renaissance -- Science and Islam today -- Timeline : then Islamic world from antiquity to the beginning of the modern period.
Summary Challenges popular misconceptions to reveal the unrecognized scientific accomplishments of medieval Islam, profiling innovations that played significant roles in bridging the ancient and modern worlds while promoting the European Renaissance.
Subject Science -- Arab countries -- History.
Arab countries -- Intellectual life.
Added Title Bridging Cultures Muslim Journeys (NEH).
ISBN 9781594202797 : $29.95
1594202796 : $29.95
OCLC # mjc2010053136
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