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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, Science and Islam tells the story of one of history's most misunderstood yet rich and fertile periods in science: the extraordinary Islamic scientific revolution between 700 and 1400 CE. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
A note on language
The Dark Age Myth
The Islamic Quest
The Coming of the Prophet
The Caliph of Science
The Flowering of Andalusia
Beyond the Abbasids
Branches of Learning
The Best Gift From God
Astronomy: The Structured Heaven
Number: The Living Universe of Islam
At Home in the Elements
An Endless Frontier
One Chapter Closes, Another Begins
Science and Islam: Lessons from History
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