Figure 1: Front cover of Islamic Gardens and Landscapes by Dr Fairchild Ruggles.
Book Review of 'Islamic Gardens and Landscapes' by D. Fairchild RugglesLEARN MORE
Ranging across poetry, court documents, agronomy manuals, and early garden representations and richly...
Figure 1a-b: Two views from Kitab al-filaha of Ibn al-Awwâm: (a) manuscript page (Source) and front cover of the edition and Spanish translation by Joseph Antonio Banqueri (Madrid: Imprenta Real, 1802). (Source). The Kitab al-Filahah al-Andalusiyah (The Book of Andalusian Agriculture) by Abu Zakariya Yahya ibn Muhammad ibn al-Awwam al-Ishbili (d. 1185) consists of 35 chapters dealing with agronomy, cattle and poultry raising, and beekeeping. It deals with 585 plants; explains the cultivation of more than 50 fruit trees; and includes many valuable observations on soils, manures, plant grafting, and plant diseases.
Gleanings from the Islamic Contribution in AgricultureLEARN MORE
The Islamic tradition of agriculture, whether in the form of the outstanding progress in agriculture...
Figure 1. A garden in Topkapi Palace, Istanbul (Image from http://blogs.bootsnall.com).
Islamic Aesthetics, Gardens and NatureLEARN MORE
Sensory beauty, whether it be in feats of architecture or calligraphy, has long been a pursuit of Islamic...
The Secret Gardens of Sana'aLEARN MORE
In this article Tim Mackintosh-Smith investigates the horticultural past of Sana'a. Whereas as once Yemen at...
Contribution of Ibn Sina to the development of Earth SciencesLEARN MORE
Ibn Sina, better known in the West as Avicenna, has a leading contribution in his famous Encyclopaedia of...