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Islamic Science: An Illustrated Study
Originally prepared for the World of Islam Festival held in London in 1976, this reprint maintains the quality of the original miniatures and text. The work shows the history of Islamic science through beautiful illustrations.
Paperback, 273 pages
Published January 1st 1976 by Kazi Publications
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I was inspired to buy this book because of my fascination with Al Biruni, the brilliant scientist who lived in Persia over a thousand years ago. In this book there are some beautiful illustrations he made of the phases of the moon. Long before the renaissance, Al Biruni's skeptical and rational thinking makes him stand out as a giant in mankind's quest to understand nature, right alongside Archimedes, Galileo, Newton, Einstein, and Feynman. In fact I think of Al Biruni as very much the Feynman o ...more
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