Andrew M. Watson

Author of "Agricultural Innocation in the Early Islamic World: The Diffusion of Crops and Farming Techniques, 700-1100".


Early Muslims were pioneers in establishing botanical gardens and plant collections. Below is a quotation from A. Watson, Agricultural Innovation in the Early Islamic World; Cambridge Uni. Press 1983; pp. 117-8: The inhabitants of the early Islamic world were, to a degree that is...