I have been asked on several occasions to put together a list of resources on Islam’s influence on the Western world from articles and books that I have read. These are links to articles (downloadable .pdf files) that address that topic. I was given these to read in a class that I took on the same subject. Enjoy.
How Islam Helped Change the West

On the House of Wisdom (Dar al-Hikmah)
Islamic Historiography
Advances in Mathematics
Islamic Scientific Presence in Europe
Mapping the Cosmos
Mapping the World
Advances in Medicine
Advances in Pharmacy

 

Harley, J. B., and David Woodward. Cartography in the traditional Islamic and South Asian Societies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992. **

Mapping the Cosmos

Mapping the World

Geodesy

** This material is provided as open source and a direct download from the original source here.