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The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date March 27, 2012
Pages 302
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143120568
ISBN-10 0143120565
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.68 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: A myth-shattering view of the Islamic world's myriad scientific innovations and the role they played in sparking the European Renaissance.

Many of the innovations that we think of as hallmarks of Western science had their roots in the Arab world of the middle ages, a period when much of Western Christendom lay in intellectual darkness. Jim al- Khalili, a leading British-Iraqi physicist, resurrects this lost chapter of history, and given current East-West tensions, his book could not be timelier. With transporting detail, al-Khalili places readers in the hothouses of the Arabic Enlightenment, shows how they led to Europe's cultural awakening, and poses the question: Why did the Islamic world enter its own dark age after such a dazzling flowering?



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9780143120568 | details & prices | 302 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.68 lbs | List price $18.00
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