13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
excellent but in need of a little light editing,
This review is from: Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science (Hardcover)
A stupendous piece of work by the author and a fascinating read once you get into it. And by putting the work of the scientists of this period into perspective the book also brings out and explains many of the basic scientific issues that have intrigued our species. It also illuminates historical aspects of the relationship between the Islamic world and "the west". I just wish the author had got stuck into the subject matter more quickly and saved us his personal history and photos of himself in Baghdad!