Research into Islamic science and technology is still in its early stages, but there is now sufficient material available for a preliminary study. Volume IV is intended to fill a gap which deserves a major multi-volume work.
Part I is a review of the history of science in Islam. It deals with the contribution of Islamic civilization to mathematics, astronomy, and physics, which have long been acknowledged, but also advances made by Muslim scientists in the fields of cosmology, geology and mineralogy, zoology, veterinary science and botany.
Also available:Part II: Technology and Applied Sciences
Volume II: The Individual and Society in Islam
Volume III: The Spread of Islam throughout the World
Volume IV: Science and Technology in Islam
Volume V: Culture and Learning in Islam
Volume I: The Foundations of Islam
Volume VI: Islam in the World Today