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Alaa Awad - Associate Professor of Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Physiology, Penn State College of Medicine, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Book Title: The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization

Author: Jonathan Lyons

Book Description:

Did the Arabs and Muslims contributed to our civilization? Unfortunately, the current view of Arabs and Muslims nowadays only focus on terrorism, discrimination, and human rights as directed by news media and political agenda. In this book, the author reveals the untold story and truth of how much “Western” culture owes to the glories of Arab and Muslim civilization, and how Europe drank from the well of their learning. As a scientist, I have always been fascinated by the life and works of ancient civilization and have selected this textbook as a tribute to a true story about Arabs and Muslims contribution to our modern civilization especially I have been raised around one of the great wonder of the world “The Pyramids”.



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