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The house of wisdom : how Arabic science saved ancient knowledge and gave us the Renaissance

The house of wisdom : how Arabic science saved ancient knowledge and gave us the Renaissance
Author(s): 
Jim Al-Khalili
Description: 
"A myth-shattering view of the medieval Islamic world's myriad scientific innovations, which preceded-and enabled-the European Renaissance. Inspired by the Koranic injunction to study closely all of God's works, rulers throughout the Islamic world funded armies of scholars who gathered and translated Persian, Sanskrit, and Greek texts. Many of the innovations that we think of as hallmarks of Western science were actually the result of Arab ingenuity."-- Provided by publisher
Call Number: 
509 Al-K
Format: 
Book