The Amazing Discoveries of Ibn Sina
Born in Persia more 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 more 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.
SHIPS IN JANUARY, 2018
Age: 7 and up
Number of Pages: 32
Publisher: Groundwood books
Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.4 x 11.5 inches
KitaabWorld Book Review: 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 Medicine was the standardised text on medicine used all over the world. As the author (Fatima Sharafeddine) emphasises: “It is essential, in my opinion, for new generations of children to be introduced to such historical figures, especially since school curriculums in most part of the world do not include them.”
This book is also part of our INSPIRING MUSLIM LEADERS AND THINKERS book list.