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Sabra, A. I.

Overview
Works: 90 works in 193 publications in 3 languages and 3,053 library holdings
Genres: History  Observations  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Terminology  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Scenarist
Classifications: B491.L8, 185.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about A. I Sabra
 
Most widely held works by A. I Sabra
Theories of light from Descartes to Newton by A. I Sabra( Book )

38 editions published between 1967 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enterprise of science in Islam : new perspectives( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between A.D. 800 and 1450, the most important centers for the study of what we now call "the exact sciences"--Including the mathematical sciences of arithmetic, geometry, and trigonometry and their applications in such fields as astronomy, astrology, geography, cartography, and optics - were not in Europe but in the vast, multinational Islamic world." "This book offers an overview of this newly energized field of historical investigation. The topics discussed include cross-cultural transmission; transformations of Greek optics; the philosophy and practice of mathematics; numbers, geometry, and architecture; the transmission of astronomy; and science and medicine in the Maghrib. The emphasis throughout the book is on the transmission of scientific knowledge, either from one culture to another or within the medieval Islamic world."--Jacket
The Optics of Ibn al-Haytham by Alhazen( Book )

16 editions published in 1989 in English and Arabic and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optics, astronomy, and logic : studies in Arabic science and philosophy by A. I Sabra( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New knowledge for old( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and present day achievements of Arabs in the sciences. Interviews with scientists at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
al-Shukūk ʻalá Baṭlamyūs by Alhazen( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in Arabic and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arabs, a living history( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Arabs is a series of ten one-hour documentaries which explores Arab history, culture and society from within and through the lives and opinions of Arabs today"--Container
Kitāb al-Manāẓir. al-Maqālāt l, 2, 3 fī al-ibṣār ʻalá al-istiqāmah by Alhazen( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in Arabic and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optics : books I - III, On direct vision by Alhazen( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optics : books I - III, On direct vision by Alhazen( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitāb al-manāẓir by Alhazen( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in Arabic and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation by Alhazen( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Descartes to Newton by A. I Sabra( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risāla fī šarḥ mā aškala min muṣādarat kitāb Uqlīdis by Omar Khayyam( Book )

3 editions published in 1961 in Arabic and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world as a mathematical game : John von Neumann and twentieth century science by Giorgio Israel( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive scientific and intellectual biography of John von Neumann, a man who perhaps more than any other is representative of twentieth century science
Aristotle's syllogistic from the standpoint of modern formal logic by Jan Łukasiewicz( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in Arabic and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zhu yao shi yong xian dai xing shi luo ji, zhu yao shi fu hao luo ji de guan dian yu gu xi la ya li duo de suo chuang zao de san duan lun wei zhu de xing shi luo ji de yi zhong jie shi
Manāẓir by Alhazen( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in Arabic and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The optics of Ibn al-Haytham : books 1-3 On direct vision by Alhazen( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of change : linguistic innovations in the development of classical mathematics by Ladislav Kvasz( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This book offers a reconstruction of linguistic innovations in the history of mathematics; innovations which changed the ways in which mathematics was clone, understood and philosophically interpreted. It argues that there are at least three ways in which the language of mathematics has been changed throughout its history, thus determining the lines of development that mathematics has followed." "The book offers tools of analysis by means of which scholars and students of the history and philosophy of mathematics can attain better understanding of the various changes, which the subject of their study underwent in the course of history. The book brings also important insights for mathematics education connecting growth of language with the development of mathematical thought."--Jacket
The moon that wasn't : the saga of Venus' spurious satellite by Helge Kragh( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book details the history of one of astronomy's many spurious objects, the satellite of Venus. First spotted in 1645, the non-existing moon was observed more than a dozen times until the late eighteenth century. Although few astronomers believed in the existence of the moon after about 1770, it continued to attract attention for at least another century. However, it has largely disappeared from the history of astronomy, and the rich historical sources have never been exploited.By telling the story of the enigmatic satellite in its proper historical context it is demonstrated that it was much more than a mere curiosity in the annals of astronomy - Frederick II of Prussia was familiar with it, and so was Bonnet, Kant and Voltaire. The satellite of Venus belongs to the same category as other fictitious celestial bodies (such as the planet Vulcan), yet it had its own life and fascinating historical trajectory. By following this trajectory, the history of planetary astronomy is addressed in a novel way
 
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The enterprise of science in Islam : new perspectives
Alternative Names
A. I. Sabra Historian of science

A. I. Sabra profesor retirado especializado en la historia de la ciencia, la historia de la ptica y la ciencia islmica en la Edad Media

Abd al-Hamid Sabra

ʻAbd al-Ḥamīd Ṣabrah

Abdelhamid I. Sabra gyptischer Wissenschaftshistoriker und Islamist

Ṣabira, ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd

Sabra, A.

Sabra, A.I.

Sabra, Abd al-Hamid

Sabra, Abd Al-Hamid I.

Sabra, Abd el-hamid

Sabra, Abdelhamid

Sabra Abdelhamid I.

Ṣabrah, ʻAbd al-Ḥamīd

Sabrah, Abd Al-Hamid I.

Ṣubra, Abd al-Ḥamīd

صبرة، عبد الحميد

صبره، عبد الحميد

عبد الحميد صبرة

Languages
English (88)

Arabic (27)

German (1)

Covers
Optics, astronomy, and logic : studies in Arabic science and philosophyThe world as a mathematical game : John von Neumann and twentieth century sciencePatterns of change : linguistic innovations in the development of classical mathematics