Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-4 of 4 items for:

Science and Mathematics x Islam x clear all

Refine by type

Refine by product

 

Muhammad ibn Mūsā al- Khwārizmī

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics — Islam.

(about ad 800)

  Mathematician and astronomer of Baghdad, the author of two important Arabic works on arithmetic and algebra. The word ‘algorithm’ is derived from the occurrence of...

See overview in Oxford Index

polygyny

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Islam.

The custom or practice of having more than one wife at the same time or, in male animals, of mating with more than one female during the same breeding season. See also polygamy. Compare...

See overview in Oxford Index

urban planning

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — Earth Sciences and Geography.

An attempt to manage the city, often in order to avoid, or alleviate, common urban problems such as inner-city decay, overcrowding, traffic and other forms of congestion; ‘the management of...

See overview in Oxford Index

Winn, Rowland George Allanson Allanson-, fifth Baron Headley

Jason Tomes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Islam. 1204 words.

Winn, Rowland George Allanson Allanson-, fifth Baron Headley (1855–1935), civil engineer and convert to Islam, was born on 19 January 1855 in London, the only son in the family of four...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page