Al-Saghani

Al-Saghani

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Abu Hamid Ahmed ibn Mohammed al-Saghani al-Asturlabi (meaning the astrolabe maker of Saghan, near Merv) was a Persian astronomer and historian of science. He flourished in Baghdad, where he died in 990 AD. An inventor and maker of instruments, he worked in Sharaf al-dawla's observatory and, perhaps, constructed the instruments which were used there. Worked on the trisection of the angle. Al-Asturlabi wrote some of the earliest comments on the history of science. These included the following comparison between the "ancients" (including the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks and Indians) and the "modern scholars" (the Muslim scientists of his time) "The ancients distinguished themselves through their chance discovery of basic principles and the invention of ideas.show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 245g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136651858
  • 9786136651859