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Useful references and further readings:

  • A. Mark Smith, “From Sight to Light: The Passage from Ancient to Modern Optics”, University of Chicago Press, 9 Jan. 2015.
  • Jim Al-Khalili, “Path finders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science”, Penguin, 26 Jan 2012.
  • Glen M. Cooper, “Natural Sciences in the Islamic Context.” In Handbook of Medieval Studies: Terms-Methods-Trends, edited by Albrecht Classen, 69-81. Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2010.
  • George Saliba, “Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance”, MIT Press, 2007.
  • Bradley Steffens, “Ibn al-Haytham: First Scientist”. Morgan Reynolds Publishing, 30 Dec. 2006.
  • H. Salih, M. Al-Amri and M. El-Gomati, “The Miracle of Light”
  • Natural Sciences Quarterly Newsletter, Vol 3, No.4 2005.
  • Glen M. Cooper, “Review of A. Mark Smith, 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-Manāẓir, 2 volumes. (Philadelphia: 2001).” Aestimatio 1 (2004): 5-12.
  • A. Sabra, The Harvard Magazine, September-October 2003.
  • “Geometrical Optics” Roshdi Rashed, Ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Arabic Science, 3 vols. (Routledge, London/New, 1996).
  • Roshdi Rashed, “A Polymath in the 10th Century”, Science Magazine, http://www.sciencemag.org/content/297/5582/773.full
  • A. Sabra, “The Optics of Ibn al-Haytham: Books I-III on Direct Vision” , Warburg Institute, London, 1989.
  • George Sarton,“ Introduction to the History of Science” , Krieger Publishing Company (31 Dec 1975)
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