Donald Routledge Hill


Donald Routledge Hill

Donald Routledge Hill (1922–1994) was an engineer and historian of science and technology.

Alongside more general works on the history of technology, he has written works on the history of medieval Arabic science and technology, and translated "The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices" ("Kitáb fí ma'rifat al-hiyal al-handasiyya") of the Arab engineer Al-Jazari.

Biography

* Hill, Donald R (1993). "Science and Technology in Ninth Century Baghdad", in "Science in Western and Eastern Civilization in Carolongian Times", ed. P. L. Bouzer and D. Lohrmann; Birkhäuser; Boston. ISBN 0-8176-2863-0

Books

* Hill, Donald Routledge (1984). "A History of Engineering in Classical and Medieval Times", London: Croom Helm & La Salle, Illinois: Open Court, 1984. ISBN 0-87548-422-0.
* Hill, Donald Routledge (1993). "Islamic Science and Engineering", Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
* Hill, Donald Routledge (1976). "On The Construction of Water-Clocks — Kitab Arshimidas Fi'amal Al-Binkamat", London: Turner & Devereux Occasional Paper No. 4.
* Ibn Ismail Ibn al-Razzaz Al-Jazari & Hill, Donald Routledge (ed. & transl.) (1988) , "The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices: Kitáb fí ma'rifat al-hiyal al-handasiyya", Islamabad: Pakistan Hijara Council. ISBN 969-8016-25-2.
* Banu Musa & Hill, Donald Routledge (ed. & transl.) (1989) , "The Book of Ingenious Devices ", Islamabad: Pakistan Hijara Council.

References

* King, D. A. (1995), "Donald Routledge Hill (1922–1994)", Arabic Science & Philosophy, 5: pp 297–302.


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