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Synopsis: In Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science, Jim al-Khalili celebrates the forgotten pioneers who helped shape our understanding of the world. For over 700 years the international language of science was Arabic. Surveying the golden age of Arabic science, Jim Al-Khalili reintroduces such figures as the Iraqi physicist Ibn al-Haytham, who practised the modern scientific method over half a century before Bacon; al-Khwarizmi, the greatest mathematician of the medieval world; and Abu Rayhan al-Biruni, a Persian polymath to rival Leonardo da Vinci. 'Jim Al-Khalili has a passion for bringing to a wider audience not just the facts of science but its history ... Just as the legacy of Copernicus and Darwin belongs to all of us, so does that of Ibn Sina and Ibn al-Haytham'
Independent 'He has brought a great story out of the shadows'
Literary Review 'His command of Arabic and mathematical physics invests his story with sympathy as well as authority'
Guardian 'A fascinating and user-friendly guide'
Sunday Telegraph 'This captivating book is a timely reminder of the debt owed by the West to the intellectual achievements of Arab, Persian and Muslim scholars'
The Times Jim Al-Khalili OBE is Professor of Physics at the University of Surrey, where he also holds the first Surrey chair in the public engagement in science. He was awarded the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize for science communication in 2007, elected Honorary Fellow of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and has also received the Institute of Physic's Public Awareness of Physics Award. Born in Baghdad, Jim was educated in Iraq until the age of 16 and it was there, being taught by Arabic teachers in Arabic that he first heard and learnt about the great Arab scientists and philosophers.
About the Author: Jim Al-Khalili OBE is a theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster. He is currently Professor of Physics at the University of Surrey, where he also holds the first Surrey chair in the public engagement in science. He was awarded the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize for science communication in 2007, elected Honorary Fellow of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and has also received the Institute of Physic's Public Awareness of Physics Award. Born in Baghdad, Jim was educated in Iraq until the age of 16 and it was there, being taught by Arabic teachers in Arabic that he first heard and learnt about the great Arab scientists and philosophers. He has long championed the influence of Islam on science and hopes to bring attention to the rich Arab heritage in our understanding of science today.
Title: Pathfinders: The Golden Age Of Arabic Science
Publisher: Allen Lane
Publication Date: 2010
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition - may be Reissue.
Book Description Allen Lane, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Aged book. Tanned pages and age spots, however, this will not interfere with reading. Seller Inventory # CHL5540562
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR005276943
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Book Description Allen Lane / Penguin Books, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Hardback; very good in very good dustjacket. Illustrated. ; Medieval Arab science. Illustrated. ; 302 pages. Seller Inventory # 64476
Book Description London. Allen Lane an imprint of Penguin Books., 2010. First Publishing. Gr-8vo. XXXIV, 302 S. OPb. mit OSchU. Schutzumschlag leicht gebrauchspruig, Kapitale geringfügig bestoßen, vorderer Vorsatz geknickt, sonst gutes Exemplar. Sprache: englisch. Seller Inventory # 15987EB
Book Description Allen Lane, London, 2010. Boards. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. (302pp). Illustrations. As new condition Size: Octavo. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 051447
Book Description Allen Lane, London, 2010. HARDCOVER. 1st Edition. 1st printing. Large 8vo in dark red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 302pp, colour plates, index etc. inscribed 'Best wishes' and signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions) . . . . . [ CONDITION : An AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy ] . . . . . . . . . We always ship in PROTECTIVE CARD PARCELS. Seller Inventory # TE202637
Book Description Allen Lane 2010-11-23, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item is in good condition. Some moderate creases and wear. This item may not come with CDs or additional parts including access codes for textbooks. Might be an ex-library copy and contain writing/highlighting. Seller Inventory # DS-1846141613-3