The Amazing Discoveries of Ibn Sina

Fatima Sharafeddine IntelaqMohammed Ali

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The Amazing Discoveries of Ibn Sina

The Amazing Discoveries of Ibn Sina Born in Persia than a thousand years ago Ibn Sina was one of the greatest thinkers of his time a philosopher scientist and physician who made significant discoveries especially in the field of medi

  • Title: The Amazing Discoveries of Ibn Sina
  • Author: Fatima Sharafeddine IntelaqMohammed Ali
  • ISBN: 9781554987108
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Born in Persia than a thousand years ago, Ibn Sina was one of the greatest thinkers of his time a philosopher, scientist and physician who made significant discoveries, especially in the field of medicine, and wrote than one hundred books.As a child, Ibn Sina was extremely bright, a voracious reader who loved to learn and was fortunate to have the best teachersBorn in Persia than a thousand years ago, Ibn Sina was one of the greatest thinkers of his time a philosopher, scientist and physician who made significant discoveries, especially in the field of medicine, and wrote than one hundred books.As a child, Ibn Sina was extremely bright, a voracious reader who loved to learn and was fortunate to have the best teachers He memorized the Qur an by the age of ten and completed his medical studies at sixteen He spent his life traveling, treating the sick, seeking knowledge through research, and writing about his discoveries He came up with new theories in the fields of physics, chemistry, astronomy and education His most famous work is The Canon of Medicine, a collection of books that were used for teaching in universities across the Islamic world and Europe for centuries.Ibn Sina s story, told in the first person and beautifully illustrated, provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of the great intellects of the past.

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    1. KitaabWorld.com on said:

      Ibn Sina or Avicenna as he is better known in the Western world, was born in Persia more than a thousand years ago. He was a child prodigy who had memorized the Quran by the time he was ten years old, and finished his medical studies by the time he was sixteen! His contributions and new ideas to the fields of medicine, chemistry, astronomy, physics and philosophy live on to this day, such as the observation that light travels faster than sound, and use of anesthesia.His famous work, the Canon of [...]

    2. Zoe on said:

      I'm glad this book exists, because children are unlikely to hear of the Islamic Golden Age & its place in Western cultural history without books like these. Ibn Sina (often known in Europe as Avicenna) is a wonderful subject for a picture-book. The artwork is lovely, but I was hoping for a slightly more dynamic text. It's quite wordy and dry, like this: "I completed my medical studies at the age of sixteen. During this time I discovered new ways of treating diseases that the doctors had been [...]

    3. Elizabeth on said:

      So I wasn’t totally captivated by the text in this one. It was in first person which I understand brings the reader closer to the subject, but it also made for a few awkward places. In looking further at the book I discovered that it was originally published in Arabic, which might explain the awkwardness. Things lost in translation.Otherwise, Ibn Sina made me feel totally inadequate. NBD. He just finished his medical studies at 16. I mean I know it wasn’t like medical school these days, but [...]

    4. Barbara on said:

      Born more than 1,000 years ago in Persia, Ibn Sina (also known as Avicenna) was a boy filled with curiosity around him. He thirstily soaked up poetry, philosophy, and medicine at a young age. He even read and studied logic and philosophy. Because of his father's wealth, he had the best tutors and materials with which to study. Not only did he write books on various topics, including child care and suggested treatments for various diseases, but he also performed surgeries. The importance of this [...]

    5. Elizabeth on said:

      Another reviewer noted that having this story told in the first person is a little weird since Sina can come off a little arrogant all I-statements about his brilliant achievements. I didn't feel that too much, as the narrative is told very matter-of-factly, but as the story went along I felt it more.And occasionally I would do a double-take, like when he talks about learning linguistics and says, "Afterwards I wrote three poems in which I included vocabulary that would be unfamiliar to most rea [...]

    6. Kate on said:

      Holy gorgeous illustrations batman! I love the colours, and the eyeseverything seems to glow from the page and all the characters are definitely looking directly into my soul :|Ibn Sina was an awesome dude. This book includes a lot about his accomplishments and abilities as a doctor and scientist. The first-person narrative is kind of weird though, to echo a couple other reviews. I would have enjoyed it better in the third-person. Also, according to the author's note, the earliest copy of The Ca [...]

    7. Becki Iverson on said:

      I had never heard of Ibn Sina (although that's not surprising), and this book was a good introduction to his work. It seems he was a jack of all trades of his time, much like a Leonardo da Vinci here in the West, but in his case with a specialization in medicine. The illustrations are really strange/unexpected, but have a luminous beauty that can't help but draw you in (especially the eyesmething about their huge eyes is mesmerizing!). Anyone with little knowledge of Middle Eastern/Islamic histo [...]

    8. Jen on said:

      It is to my great shame that I have little knowledge about the history and historical figures of the middle east. The first book in this series, The Amazing Travels of Ibn Battuta, introduced a great traveller to myself and my children. This book introduces a great Persian doctor and researcher, Ibn Sina, who understood more than a thousand years ago some advanced concepts many western doctors only became aware of in the last 2 centuries. The artwork includes historical items and Persian motifs, [...]

    9. Christina on said:

      Simplistic text in first person relates the life and accomplishments of Ibn Sina, "Father of modern medicine," the first person to use anesthesia etc. He lived from 980-1037. He wrote the Canon of Medicine, used until the 1770s. Studied science and philosophy too. Nice introduction to this Islamic scholar. Colored pencil illustrations, somewhat stylized. Good book to have for sharing little-known Muslim historical figures to a wider audience.

    10. Nativida on said:

      Ibn Sina, a genius of the Islamic Golden Age (c.622 - c.1258) excelled in numerous content areas, including education. He "wrote that it is essential for a teacher to be aware of the personal differences among children, and to guide each child according to their capabilities and talentsThe teacher should redirect a child's behavior kindly, not harshly or violently."Not sure how interesting this book would be for a young student, but I enjoyed learning about this scholar.

    11. Edward Sullivan on said:

      A good introduction to the eminent scholar of the Islamic Golden Age, known especially for the Canon of Medicine. Attracitve illustrations but I'm not a fan of the first person narrative for a biography. No source notes or bibliography. Translated from Arabic. From the same collaborators of The Amazing Travels of Ibn Battuta, also published by Groundwood.

    12. Sarah on said:

      I learned a lot about this Persian scholar and scientist, and this book is a nice addition to books I have for students' research on famous doctors and scientists during our medical/human body unit.

    13. Beth on said:

      Interesting biography and beautiful illustrations, but the first person narration was not effective.

    14. Mauri on said:

      As good as it is to see a book about an Islamic polymath, I can't wait to get past this section of the library. I always hated biographies for children.

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