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Pathfinders, Al-khalili Jim
Pathfinders
Al-khalili Jim

Paperback $24.99 - Penguin UK
Science - Published: 28/Mar/2012 - ISBN: 9780141038360

'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

For over 700 years the international language of science was Arabic. In Pathfinders, Jim al-Khalili celebrates the forgotten, inspiring pioneers who helped shape our understanding of the world during the golden age of Arabic science, including 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.

'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 sch

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