National Geographic Readers by Libby Romero
Ibn al-Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How We See (Readers Bios)

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The author doesn’t provide much biographical detail, but she does highlight his role as a luminary of Islam’s “Golden Age” and, along with a page of “Cool Facts,” supplies peeks at his influence on other early researchers. An illuminating introduction to both a significant era in the history of science and one of its brightest stars.
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Celebrated in a film featuring Omar Sharif in his final role, meet the scientist known as the "Father of Optics," Ibn al-Haytham!

During the golden age of science, knowledge, and invention in Muslim civilization -- also known as the "Dark Ages" in Western Europe -- this incredible scholar discovered how we see and set the stage for the methods we now know as the scientific process. Packed with beautiful and engaging photos, kids will learn all about this fascinating scientist. 

The Level 3 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging, information for independent readers. This book is a companion to the international educational campaign, "1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn al-Haytham," that includes interactive exhibits, workshops, live shows, and a 12-minute film starring Omar Sharif in his final film role before his death.


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About Libby Romero

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LIBBY ROMERO was a journalist and a teacher before becoming an author. She wrote 24 books in Benchmark Education’s English Explorers series and has written teacher guides, interactive whiteboards, and a variety of other materials for publishers including National Geographic’s Explorer magazines and the Smithsonian Institution’s TweenTribune.1001 INVENTIONS is an award-winning international organization that raises awareness of the history, culture, science, and technology of Muslim civilization in the period known as “the Golden Age.”

Author Residence: Oak Hill, VA
 
Published July 12, 2016 by National Geographic Children's Books. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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The author doesn’t provide much biographical detail, but she does highlight his role as a luminary of Islam’s “Golden Age” and, along with a page of “Cool Facts,” supplies peeks at his influence on other early researchers. An illuminating introduction to both a significant era in the history of science and one of its brightest stars.

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