Al-Dinawari Advances Botany

Al-Dinawari Advances Botany

Abu Hanifa al-Dinawari (d.895 A.D) lived in Andalusia, Muslim Spain. His work has been made known by the German scholar: Silberberg in a thesis in Breslau in 1908,  which contains the descriptions of about 400 plants. However, what is described by Silberberg is just a little part of what has survived; just two volumes out of the six.<p>In his expose on the earth, Al-Dinawari describes a variety of soils, explaining which is good for planting, its properties and qualities.

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