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The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance

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Al-Khalili presents a myth-shattering view of the medieval Islamic world's myriad scientific innovations, which preceded--and enabled--the European ... Show synopsis

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Terrific history of number notation, mathematics a

by TexaxBookMaven on May 18, 2013

I found this book very interesting and informative. I have a background in engineering and science. It was a very interesting trip through how math and science developed during the Golden Age of Arabic science and after. My biggest problems were the Arabic names of scholars and places. I had to make up words that suggested the names otherwise I could not keep them straight. So my Arabic, Persion and Indian scholars have names like Mama and Radish.

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