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Black Holes, Beakers, and Books: The House of Wisdom

Sunday, January 27, 2013  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Are you interested in exploring the vast mysteries of the cosmos, understanding human evolutionary history or talking about the long-term future of the planet earth? These topics and more will be discussed in Black Holes, Beakers, and Books, a book club that reads and discusses popular science books published within the last five years.

Join us for a discussion of The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance by Jim Al-Khalili. Most of the selections for this book discussion group have come from a Western perspective. Iraqi-born physicist Al-Khalili offers the perspective of the Arab world and its many contributions to science, including optical discoveries, pre-Copernicus heliocentric models of the solar system and the particle theory of light.

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Event fee: Free
Location:
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact:
Rita
412.622.3151
newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org


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