Islam and Science: The data gap

  title={Islam and Science: The data gap},
  author={Declan Butler},
  • D. Butler
  • Published 1 November 2006
  • Economics
  • Nature
Statistics on scientific investment and performance are lacking across the Muslim world. Declan Butler analyses the best of what is available. 
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  • Political Science
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  • M. Grose
  • Psychology
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  • 2014


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See Editorial, page 1; Commentaries, pages 33, 35. SO U RC E: N SF 27 NATURE|Vol
  • Nature 442,
  • 2006