PATHFINDERS: The Golden Age of Arabic Science

PATHFINDERS: The Golden Age of Arabic Science

JIM AL-KHALILI    Book Number: 88245    Product format: Paperback

With his command of Arabic and mathematical physics, the lay reader in the West is reminded of the intellectual achievements of Arab, Persian and Muslim scholars. Al-Khalili brings alive the bubbling invention and delighted curiosity of the Islamic world. Just as the legacy of Copernicus and Darwin belongs to all of us, so does that of Ibn Sina and Ibn al-Haytham. For over 700 years the international language of science was Arabic and here are the stories of the inspiring pioneers who helped shaped our understanding of the world during the golden age of Arabic science including the Iraqi physicist who practiced the modern scientific method over a century before Bacon, al-Khwarizmi, the greatest mathematician of the medieval world, and Abu Rayhan al-Biruni, a Persian polymath to rival Leonardo da Vinci. 302 page Penguin paperback.
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