Science and Islam : A History, by Ehsan Masood

Ehsan Masood, Science and Islam : A History, Icon Books, 2017.

From Musa al-Khwarizmi who developed algebra in 9th century Baghdad to al-Jazari, a 13th-century Turkish engineer whose achievements include the crank, the camshaft and the reciprocating piston, Science and Islam tells the story of one of history’s most misunderstood yet rich and fertile periods in science: the extraordinary Islamic scientific revolution between 700 and 1400 CE.

Ehsan Masood is Acting Chief Commissioning Editor at Nature. Formerly Opinion Editor at the New Scientist, he writes for Prospect and OpenDemocracy.Net and is a regular panellist on BBC radio’s Home Planet.

 


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