Galileo’s works published in Arabic

November 2nd, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, Nov 2 (IANS/WAM) The works of noted mathematician-astronomer Galileo Galilei have been published in Arabic for the very first time.

The book “Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo” was published by Kalima, the translation project of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH).

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher. The published book consists of four works - The Starry Messenger, Letters on Sunspots, Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina and The Assayer.

The original work was translated into English by Stillman Drake, a professor at the University of Toronto.

Kamal Mohammed Sayed and Fathallah Sheikh have translated Drake’s compilation into Arabic.

Sayed is a professor of chemistry and the director of the Centre for Sohag University Open Education in Egypt. He studied in the University of Glasgow and is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry in Britain.

Sheikh is professor of physical chemistry at Sohag University and has translated many books published from Egypt, Kuwait, Libya and Lebanon.

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