Archive for June, 2012

By William Sheehan Published by Cambridge University Press, 1995, 2007 Click to Buy this Book! This 429-page biography of Edward Emerson Barnard (1857–1923), an astronomer who is best known for his discovery of Jupiter’s fifth satellite, now named Amalthea, and “Barnard’s Star,” was published in its paperback edition in 2007 and, with its new preface, […]

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at 00:01 | 2 comments
Categories: Biography, Reviews

By Jonathan Lyons Published by Bloomsbury Press, New York, 2009 Click to Buy this Book! In the Prologue of The House of Wisdom, titled Al-Maghrib/Sunset, author Jonathan Lyons introduces the central themes that are carried throughout the entire book with unceasing intellectual vigor: “The power of Arab learning, championed by Adelard of Bath [c. 1080–1152], […]

Saturday, June 9th, 2012 at 00:01 | Comments Off on The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization
Categories: History, Reviews