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Wonders and rarities : the marvelous book that traveled the world and mapped the cosmos

text Wonders and rarities : the marvelous book that traveled the world and mapped the cosmos

Summary
"During the thirteenth century, the great scholar, geographer, physician, and astronomer Zakariya al-Qazwini (1203-1283) authored what became perhaps the single most influential work of natural history in the Islamic world: a compendium of curiosi... Read more
Contents
Introduction: Wonder's End -- I. A World within a Book: Stranger Lands -- Measures of Authority -- Astral Power -- II. Wonders to Behold: Cosmic Order -- Terrestrial Designs -- Alchemical Bodies -- III. Distant Shores: Long Divided -- Across the G... Read more
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2022

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KCL 910.917 ZADEH in Adult Non-fiction Available

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