Worth buying if you only want an introductory book,
This review is from: 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World (Hardcover)
This book is not the first one I have read about the contribution of Muslims to civilisation. It is definitely one that attempts to be a complete book, but sadly it just isn't! There are too many photographs and illustrations, which for me, take up too much space and don't tell you anything more about Muslim scientists. There is nothing about Muslim scientists' approach and no originality as researchers seem to have been happy enough to just regurgitate books and articles. Having said that however, it does have a space on my bookshelf as it is a very good introduction to the subject matter for any visitors to my bookshelf who need a first book, you see if the title was "introduction to the Muslim contribution..." then it would get 4 stars. For me though I wanted a more in depth book. I give it three stars as: it is only an introduction, it does not go deeply into the Muslim scientists themselves and there are too many pictures and photographs. But if you are after just a starting point, this is worth buying, although it looks expensive, it is a big volume and justifies the price tag. Even I have to admit that for teachers and the like this book will go down very well.
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Initial post: 6 Nov 2012 19:07:14 GMT
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Mr. U. Farooq says:
You might want to refer to author George Saliba, he has at least two books on the subject that go a little in depth to certain fields.
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