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...Engelbert Kaempfer (16 September 1651 – 2 November 1716) was a German naturalist and physician and is best known for his tour of Russia, Persia, India, South-East Asia, and Japan between 1683 and 1693. Amoenitatum Exoticarum is important...
...Geographical findings of an expedition in 1927–8 in central Asia. Volume 1, by Emil Trinkler, describes the research in western Central Asia and the Karakoram and Himalayas; Trinkler died in April 1931, the year before the book...
...The text of a lecture arguing that the influence of the high standard of scientific learning in Arabic Spain was fundamental to the subsequent revival of interest in science in Europe as a whole....
...The text of four Fitzpatrick lectures delivered by Browne in 1919 and 1920, comprising an overview of the history of Arabian medicine, brief biographical details of many of the key figures involved, and the literature they produced. Lecture...
...Although he is now known above all for his depictions of Alpine scenery, Elijah Walton, who studied art in Birmingham and London, went to the Levant when he was in his late twenties and remained for almost two years in Egypt, Syria...
...Illuminated border in upper and side margins, fourteen lines written in an elegant scribal hand in brown ink with initial letters in liquid gold; large initial letter 'C' and baluster-shaped capitals in first line, and border of symmetrical...