SALIBA, George. American (born Lebanon), b. 1939. Genres: Area studies. Career: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, research fellow at Center for Middle East Studies, 1974-76; Columbia University, New York City, visiting assistant professor, 1977-78, assistant professor, 1979-84, associate professor, 1984-90, professor of Arabic and Islamic science, 1991-, chairperson of Department of Middle East Languages and Cultures, 1990-93. New York University, visiting assistant professor, 1976-79; Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, member, 1981-82, O. Neugebauer fellow, 1988-89; Princeton University, visiting fellow, 1985-86; American University in Cairo, Distinguished Visiting Professor, 1994. Publications: (coauthor) Planispheric Astrolabes From the National Museum of American History, 1984; (trans and annotator) The Crisis of the Abbasid Caliphate, 1985; A History of Arabic Astronomy: Planetary Theories During the Golden Age of Islam, 1994. EDITOR: (and contrib) From Deferent to Equant: A Volume of Studies in the History of Science in the Ancient and Medieval Near East in Honor of E.S. Kennedy, 1987; (and author of intro) The Astronomical Work of Mu'ayyad al-Din al-'Urdi (d. 1266): A Thirteenth Century Reform of Ptolemaic Astronomy, 1990. Contributor to books. Contributor to learned journals. Address: Department of Middle East Languages and Cultures, 604 Kent Hall, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, U.S.A.