Al-Khalīlī's Qibla Table

@article{King1975AlKhallsQT,
  title={Al-Khalīlī's Qibla Table},
  author={David A. King},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  year={1975},
  volume={34},
  pages={81 - 122}
}
  • D. A. King
  • Published 1 April 1975
  • Mathematics
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
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