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By Samir Najm Abul Huda

even supposing Arab contribution to the sciences is usually popular within the Western global, Arab contributions to the research of gemology are much less famous as a result loss of English-language translations of awesome Arab texts.

Scarecrow Press is happy to provide Samar Najm Abul Huda's translation of Ahmad ibn Yusuf al Tifaschi's examine of gemstones. Born in 1184, Al Tifaschi first discovered approximately gem stones from his father, and augmented his wisdom via readings of Aristotle, Theophrastus, and Pliny, in addition to via large travels to mines and buying and selling facilities. In 1253, he wrote what later grew to become referred to as the main "methodical and whole" paintings on necessary stones. Gemologists of this present day are nonetheless astounded through the complex observations that Al Tifaschi made during this work.

The booklet covers 25 various stones, giving the crystallographic kinds and actual homes akin to hardness, lustre, and dispersion. The booklet additionally describes explanations of the formation of gems inside of their mom rocks in addition to the features of the mine involved. Abul Huda's translation of the paintings contains notations at the translations of Al Tifaschi's paintings into different languages, in addition to historical past info on Al Tifaschi's global, the well known gem stones of the thirteenth century, the gemological terminology utilized by the medieval Arabs, and notations on different gems no longer pointed out by means of Al Tifaschi. contains index, a normal bibliography, and illustrations of 2 valuable gem stones of their settings.

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