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INTRODUCTION TO THE TOPIC

Fara, Patricia. Islam. In Science: A four thousand year history. Oxford,
New York, Oxford University Press, 2009. p. 55-60.
   Bibliography: p. 375-390.
   Q125.F27 2009 <SciRR>

KEY TEXTS

Encyclopedia of the history of Arabic science. Edited by Roshdi Rashed in collaboration with Régis Morelon. London, New York, Routledge, 1996 (2000 printing). 3 v. (1105 p.)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q127.A5E53 2000 <SciRR>

Freely, John. Aladdin’s lamp: how Greek science came to Europe through the Islamic world. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. 303 p.
   Includes bibliographical references: p. 275-288.
   Q127.G7F74 2009 <SciRR>

Huff, Toby E. The rise of early modern science: Islam, China, and the West. 2nd ed. Cambridge, U.K., New York, Cambridge University Press, 2003. 425 p.
   Bibliography: p. 385-406.
   Q127.A5H84 2003 SciRR>

Science and technology in Islam. Editor A. Y. al-Hassan; co-editors Maqbul Ahmed, A. Z. Iskandar.
Paris, UNESCO Pub., 2001. 2 v. (The different aspects of Islamic culture, v. 4)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   BP190.5.S3S33 2001

Turner, Howard R. Science in medieval Islam: an illustrated introduction. Austin, University of Texas Press, 1997. 262 p.
   Includes bibliographical references: p. 241-246.
   Q127.I742T78 1997

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ADDITIONAL WORKS

Celestial phenomena and observations in Islamic sources: texts and studies. Collected and reprinted by Fuat Sezgin in collaboration with Mazen Amawi, Carl Ehrig-Eggert, Eckhard Neubauer. Frankfurt am Main, Institute for the History of Arabic-Islamic Science at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, 1998. 4 v. (Islamic mathematics and astronomy, v. 70-73)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QB23.C45 1998

The enterprise of science in Islam: new perspectives. Edited by Jan P. Hogendijk and Abdelhamid I. Sabra. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, c2003. 386 p.
   Includes bibliographical references
   Q124.97.E57 2003

İhsanoğlu, Ekmeleddin. Science, technology, and learning in the Ottoman Empire: Western influence,
local institutions, and the transfer of knowledge
. Aldershot, Hampshire, Burlington, VT, Ashgate/Variorum, c2004. 1 v. (various pagings)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q127.I742I47 2004

Islamic medical and scientific tradition: critical concepts in Islamic studies. Edited by Peter E. Pormann. Milton Park, Abingdon, NY, Routledge, 2010. 4 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   BP190.5.S3.I854 2010 <Not yet in LC>

Saliba, George. Islamic science and the making of the European Renaissance. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, c2007. 315 p.
   Bibliography: p. 289-305.
   Q127.I742S35 2007

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JOURNALS

Islam & Science
   http://www.cis-ca.org/journal
BP190.5.S3I68
Journal for the History of Arabic Science Q127.A5J68
Science and Technology in the Islamic World. Q127.I742S38
Suhayl: Journal for the History of the Exact and Natural Sciences in Islamic Civilisation
   http://www.ub.edu/arab/suhayl/
Q127.I742S84

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JOURNAL ARTICLES

al-Din Yousefi, Najm. Secular sciences and the question of “decline.” Iranian studies: bulletin of the Society for Iranian Cultural and Social Studies., v. 41, Sept. 2008: 559-579.
   DS251.I76

Haq, Syed Nomanu. Science in Islam. Islam & science, v. 7, winter 2009: 151-158.
   BP190.5.S3168

Kheirandish, Elaheh. Science and mithal: demonstrations in Arabic and Persian scientific traditions. Iranian studies, v. 41, Sept. 2008: 465-489.
   DS251.I76

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WEB RESOURCES

1001 Inventions – Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation
   http://www.1001inventions.com

History of Science & Technology in Islam – Ahmad Y. al-Hassan
   http://www.history-science-technology.com/default.htm

Islamic Culture and the Medical Arts – National Library of Medicine
   http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/islamic_medical/islamic_00.html

Muslim Scientists and Islamic Civilization
   http://www.cyberistan.org/islamic

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