National Geographic Readers: Ibn al-Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How We See

National Geographic Readers: Ibn al-Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How We See

by Libby Romero


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426325007
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication date: 07/12/2016
Series: National Geographic Readers Bios Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 172,709
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Libby Romero was a journalist and a teacher before becoming an author. She has written teacher's guides, interactive whiteboards, and a variety of other materials for publishers such as National Geographic's Explorer magazine and the Smithsonian Institution's Tween Tribune. Romero is the author of dozens of books, including the National Geographic Reader biography Ibn al-Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How We See.

Table of Contents

Who Was Ibn al-Haytham? 4

Growing Up in the Golden Age 6

In His Time 10

Trouble in Egypt 12

A Dazzling Discovery 18

The Dark Room 22

Light and Vision 26

6 Cool Facts About Ibn al-Haytham 32

Other New Ideas 34

A Lasting Legacy 40

Quiz Whiz 44

Glossary 46

Index 48

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