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The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave us the Renaissance
By: Khalili, Jim Share

Language: English

Softcover

A myth-shattering view of the Islamic world’s myriad scientific innovations and the role they played in sparking the European Renaissance. Many of the innovations that we think of as hallmarks of Western science had their roots in the Arab world of the middle ages, a period when much of Western Christendom lay in intellectual darkness. Jim al- Khalili, a leading British-Iraqi physicist, resurrects this lost chapter of history, and given current East-West tensions, his book could not be timelier. With transporting detail, al-Khalili places readers in the hothouses of the Arabic Enlightenment, shows how they led to Europe’s cultural awakening, and poses the question: Why did the Islamic world enter its own dark age after such a dazzling flowering?

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By:Khalili, Jim
Language:English
Format:Softcover
Pages: 302 pp, Illustrations, some color photos
Publisher:Penguin Books, London, US, 2010
Dimensions:14 x 21 cm
ISBN-13:9780143120568
Topic:Medieval Arab - Sciences - History - Philosophy

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jim Al-Khalili OBE is an academic, author, and broadcaster. He is a leading theoretical physicist based at the University of Surrey, where he teaches and carries out research in quantum mechanics. He has written a number of popular science books, including Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science. He has presented several television and radio documentaries, including the BAFTA-nominated Chemistry: A Volatile History and The Secret Life of Chaos.
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