Islamic Science and Engineering (The New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys)

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This introduction to the physical sciences and engineering of the Islamic world is the first to trace the full extent of the Muslim scientific achievement in the period 750-1500. It describes how Muslim scientists and engineers contributed enormously to the technology of medieval Europe.

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Donald R. Hill was an engineer and historian of science and technology. Alongside more general works on the history of technology, he wrote works on the history of medieval Arabic science and technology, and translated The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices (Kitab fi ma'rifat
al-hiyal al-handasiyya) of the Arab engineer Al-Jazari.

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A concise and masterly survey. A concise and masterly survey.

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