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History's least-known yet most fertile period in science was the extraordinary Islamic scientific revolution between 700 and 1400. The story of the scientists and inventors is woven into a journey through the Islamic empires of the middle ages that enabled this revolution, and its contribution to science in Western culture.
|A note on language||p. ix|
|The Dark Age Myth||p. 1|
|The Islamic Quest||p. 15|
|The Coming of the Prophet||p. 17|
|Building Islam||p. 29|
|Baghdad's Splendour||p. 39|
|The Caliph of Science||p. 55|
|The Flowering of Andalusia||p. 65|
|Beyond the Abbasids||p. 81|
|Branches of Learning||p... MORE|
|The Best Gift From God||p. 95|
|Astronomy: The Structured Heaven||p. 117|
|Number: The Living Universe of Islam||p. 139|
|At Home in the Elements||p. 153|
|Ingenious Devices||p. 161|
|Second Thoughts||p. 167|
|An Endless Frontier||p. 169|
|One Chapter Closes, Another Begins||p. 187|
|Science and Islam: Lessons from History||p. 207|
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