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These are books about the history of science. Unlike the other lists, all of these books are affordable and readable, without needing to know much background knowledge to appreciate them.

  1. Dallal. Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History. (Yale University Press)
islam-science-and-the-challenge-of-history I recommend this book for anyone interested in the medieval period of science history when Muslim scholars picked up the mantle as the dominant scientists, and for those interested in the conflict between science and religion. The book not only covers the contributions of those Islamic scholars to science and the position of science in modern Islam, it also makes an implicit point (or maybe it was only me who saw this) that those medieval scholars were superior to modern religiously-motivated scientists in that they didn’t…

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