6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Science and Islam: A History (Hardcover)
A fascinating subject! But it would have deserved a more knowledgeable writer. What we get instead is a very superficial description of the subject. The author tries to place his description of Islamic science in the context of the history of the Islamic world, but there his knowledge is very sketchy and unreliable. On top of that, the book contains many contradictions and non sequiturs.
I regret that I have not seen the TV series and so I have to base my judgment entirely on the book. I will have to keep looking for something more profound and where everything is put into a better historical context.