Note: The following resources are recommended references for the teacher and not necessarily suggested reading for students.
Alhacen’s Theory of Visual Perception: A Critical Edition, with English Translation and Commentary, of the First Three Books of Alhacen’s De Aspectibus, the Medieval Latin Version of Ibn al-Haytham’s Kitāb al-Manāzir (Volume One: Introduction and Latin Text) by A. Mark Smith
A History of Arabic Astronomy: Panetary Theories During the Golden Age of Islam by George Saliba (published in 1994)
Islamic Science: An Illustrated Study by Seyyed Hossein Nasr. From Amazon: “This is the first illustrated study of the whole of Islamic science ever undertaken. Basing himself on the traditional Islamic concept of science and its transmission and classification, the author discusses various branches of the Islamic sciences. The author then turns to the application of the Islamic sciences to such domains as medicine, pharmacology, alchemy, agriculture, and various forms of technology. In the fina section of the work, the author discusses the role of the human being in the universe. The book combines an account of the morphology and brief history of the various sciences with illustrations drawn from sources spread throughout the Islamic world. Contains over 160 color photographs.”
Maryam Mirzakhani’s monumental work draws deep connections between topology, geometry and dynamical systems. Maryam Mirzakhani is an Iranian mathematician and first female to win the Fields Medal.
A Tenacious Explorer of Abstract Surfaces
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