Celebrated in a film featuring Omar Sharif in his final role, meet the scientist kwn as the Father of Optics, Ibn al-Haytham! During the golden age of science, kwledge, and invention in Muslim civilization -- also kwn as the Dark Ages in Western Europe -- this incredible scholar discovered how we see and set the stage for the methods we w kw as the scientific process. Packed with beautiful and engaging photos, kids will learn all about this fascinating scientist. The level 3 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging, information for independent readers. This book is a companion to the international educational campaign, 1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn al-Haytham, that includes interactive exhibits, workshops, live shows, and a 12-minute film starring Omar Sharif in his final film role before his death.