Science and Islam: A History (Icon Science)

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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.

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This impressive book by Ehsan Masood, which 'accompanies a major television series' ... [is an] enthralling account of an earlier era.
'Science and Islam' [is] a fascinating and clearly written book ... [with] lessons for us today.

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Ehsan Masood is Acting Chief Commissioning Editor at Nature. Formerly Opinion Editor at the New Scientist, he writes for Prospect andOpenDemocracy.Net and is a regular panellist on BBC radio's Home Planet. Ziauddin Sardar is a columnist, author, TV presenter and much more besides. Hislatest books are Balti Britain (Granta, 2008) and, with Merryl WynDavies, Will America Change? (Icon, 2008).

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