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The Resource Islamic science and engineering, Donald R. Hill

Islamic science and engineering, Donald R. Hill

Label
Islamic science and engineering
Title
Islamic science and engineering
Statement of responsibility
Donald R. Hill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Muslim scientists and engineers contributed enormously to the technology of medieval Europe, both by preserving earlier traditions and by adding their own inventions and innovations. This introduction to the physical sciences and engineering of the Islamic world is the first to trace the full extent of that achievement in the period 750-1500. Using drawings and photographs, as well as iconographic and archaeological evidence to enhance material from Arabic sources, it gives careful explanations of the underlying principles of scientific formulae, machines and constructions, examining the historical background of Islamic technology and its subsequent effect upon European science and engineering. Covering mathematics, astronomy, physics and chemistry, as well as bridge and dam construction, irrigation systems, surveying and mining techniques, this is an ideal introduction to a subject which has received little attention in the past."--Jacket
  • "Muslim scientists and engineers contributed enormously to the technology of medieval Europe, both by preserving earlier traditions and by adding their own inventions and innovations. This introduction to the physical sciences and engineering of the Islamic world is the first to trace the full extent of that achievement in the period 750-1500. Using drawings and photographs, as well as iconographic and archaeological evidence to enhance material from Arabic sources, it gives careful explanations of the underlying principles of scientific formulae, machines and constructions, examining the historical background of Islamic technology and its subsequent effect upon European science and engineering. Covering mathematics, astronomy, physics and chemistry, as well as bridge and dam construction, irrigation systems, surveying and mining techniques, this is an ideal introduction to a subject which has received little attention in the past."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
UkLW
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1922-1994
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Hill, Donald R.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.I74
LC item number
H35 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Islamic surveys
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Muslim scientists
  • Muslim engineers
Label
Islamic science and engineering, Donald R. Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Mathematics -- Astronomy -- Physics -- Chemistry -- Machines -- Fine technology -- Bridges and dams -- Irrigation and water supply -- Surveying -- Mining -- Transmission of Islamic knowledge to Europe
Control code
30541011
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780748604555
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
94139614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Islamic science and engineering, Donald R. Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Mathematics -- Astronomy -- Physics -- Chemistry -- Machines -- Fine technology -- Bridges and dams -- Irrigation and water supply -- Surveying -- Mining -- Transmission of Islamic knowledge to Europe
Control code
30541011
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780748604555
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
94139614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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