George Saliba is a professor of Arabic and Islamic Science. He was a Distinguished Senior Scholar at the Kluge Center of the Library of Congress (2005-2006) and a visiting professor to several universities in the US, Europe and the Middle East. He has lectured at more than two hundred academic venues over four continents.
He has published more than eight books and close to two hundred articles dealing with Arabic/Islamic science and technology and the relationship between Arabic/Islamic science and Renaissance Europe. His more recent works include:Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance (MIT Press, 2007), A History of Arabic Astronomy: Planetary Theories During the Golden Age of Islam (NYU Press, 1995), Rethinking the Roots of Modern Science: Arabic Manuscripts in European Libraries (CCAS Occasional Papers, Georgetown University, Washington DC, 1999), "Illustrated Books May be Hazardous to Your Health: A New Reading of the Arabic Reception and Rendition of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides" (co-author), Ars Orientalis (2008, 35, pp. 6-66), "Islam and Modern Science: Lessons from the Past," Oxygen: La Scienza per Tutti (April, 3/2008, pp. 101-104, Italian version "Scienza e Islam: lezioni dal passato," pp. 13-23), and "Greek Astronomy and the Medieval Arabic Tradition" American Scientist (2002, 90,4: pp. 360-367).