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Ibn Sina, who is referred to as Avicenna in Latin, was a true polymath. Born in Persia in the tenth century, his passion for knowledge was unbound, and he made lasting contributions to medicine, math, and philosophy. Due to the scope and brilliance of his work he can be compared to the great Leonardo da Vinci.

With illustrations, photographs, and maps, the rich and diverse
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Paperback, 104 pages
Published July 30th 2013 by Kube Publishing Ltd (first published May 14th 2013)
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