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Botany, Herbals and Healing In Islamic Science and Medicine
The scholars of Islamic culture worked extensively in the combined fields of botany, herbals and healing. Several scholars contributed to the knowledge of plants, their diseases and the methods of...
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Figure 1. A garden in Topkapi Palace, Istanbul (Image from http://blogs.bootsnall.com).
Islamic Aesthetics, Gardens and Nature
Sensory beauty, whether it be in feats of architecture or calligraphy, has long been a pursuit of Islamic...
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Enclosed Gardens
The Secret Gardens of Sana'a
In this article Tim Mackintosh-Smith investigates the horticultural past of Sana'a. Whereas as once Yemen at...
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Contribution of Ibn Sina to the development of Earth Sciences
Ibn Sina, better known in the West as Avicenna, has a leading contribution in his famous Encyclopaedia of...
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Abbasid Gardens in Baghdad and Samarra
The love of gardens during the Abbâsid period, whether in Baghdad or in Samarra, was born within the already...
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