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The Golden Age of Arabic Science

JIM AL-KHALILI
336pp ILLUS & MAPS 2012 LIST PRICE: £12.99 (P) N141

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For more than 700 years the international language of science was Arabic. Surveying the golden age of Arabic science, this study reintroduces such figures as the Iraqi physicist Ibn al-Haytham, who practised the modern scientific method before Francis Bacon; al-Khwarizmi, the greatest mathematician of the medieval world; and Abu Rayhan al-Biruni, a Persian polymath to rival Leonardo da Vinci.

Brings alive the bubbling invention and delighted curiosity of the Islamic world. GUARDIAN