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Orbit

Nance, John J. (Book - 2006)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Education has always been an important pursuit in Islam. The Prophet Muhammad enjoined his followers to "seek knowledge, even unto China." Within the religion, educational theory and practice were founded on the work of itinerant teachers who taught the fundamental tenets of the faith in exchange for lodging and other services; Qur'anic schools where masters of the Qur'an tutored pupils; and centers of higher learning in Baghdad, Damascus, Alexandria and elsewhere, where Islamic theology and jurisprudence were developed and taught. In this volume, Bradley J. Cook, with assistance from Fathi H. Malkawi, has drawn together and introduced selections from the writings of eminent Islamic thinkers on the subject of Islamic educational efforts, presenting the original Arabic texts alongside their annotated English translations.
Authors: Nance, John J.
Title: Orbit
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006
Characteristics: 275 p. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: John J. Nance
ISBN: 9780743250528
0743250524
Branch Call Number: FICTION NANCE
Subject Headings: Space rescue operations Fiction Space vehicle accidents United States Fiction Space flights Fiction
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Topical Term: Space rescue operations
Space vehicle accidents
Space flights
LCCN: 2005057553
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Feb 07, 2010
  • lbunbury rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is the second book I have read by John Nance and both are great reads! The first book, fireflight, is about aircraft fighting fires and what happens when things go very wrong. This book deals with civilian space flight and what happens when things go very wrong. I see a theme but both book are worth the read.

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