Ibn al Haytham - The First Scientist - Alhazen - Ibn al Haitham - Alhacen  

Bradley Steffens, author of Ibn al Haytham: First Scientist, the world's first biography of the eleventh-century Muslim scholar known in the West as Alhazen or Alhacen


 
 

Bradley Steffens

Author

Free Speech (Ripped from the Headlines). Yankton, SD: Erickson Press, 2007.
Ibn al-Haytham: First Scientist (Profiles in Science). Greensboro, NC: Morgan Reynolds Publishing, 2007.
J.K. Rowling (People in the News). San Diego: Lucent Books, 2007.
Giants (Monsters). San Diego: Kidhaven Press, 2006.
Censorship (Overview Series). San Diego: Lucent Books, 2004.
J.K. Rowling (People in the News). San Diego: Lucent Books, 2002.
Understanding Of Mice and Men (Understanding Great Literature). San Diego: Lucent Books, 2002.
Furman v. Georgia (Famous Trials). San Diego: Lucent Books, 2001.
Censorship (Opposing Viewpoints Digests). San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2001.
Emily Dickinson (The Importance Of). San Diego: Lucent Books, 1998.
Censorship (Overview Series). San Diego: Lucent Books, 1996.
Loch Ness Monster (Exploring the Unknown). San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1995.
Addiction (Opposing Viewpoints Juniors). San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1994.
The Fall of the Roman Empire (Great Mysteries). San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1994.
Free Speech (Opposing Viewpoints Juniors). San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1992.
Phonograph (Encyclopedia of Discovery and Invention). San Diego: Lucent Books, 1992.
Photography (Encyclopedia of Discovery and Invention). San Diego: Lucent Books, 1991.
The Children’s Crusade (World Disasters). San Diego: Lucent Books, 1991.
Printing Press (Encyclopedia of Discovery and Invention). San Diego: Lucent Books, 1990.
Working Mothers (Opposing Viewpoints Juniors). San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1989.
Animal Rights (Opposing Viewpoints Juniors). San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1989.

Coauthor

With Don Nardo, Cyclops (Monsters). San Diego: Kidhaven Press, 2005.
With Don Nardo, Medusa (Monsters). San Diego: Kidhaven Press, 2005.
With Craig Staples, The Trial of Charles Manson (Famous Trials). San Diego: Lucent Books, 2002.
With Diana Saenger, Life as a Vietnam POW (American War Library). San Diego: Lucent Books, 2001.
With Robyn M. Weaver, Cartoonists (History Makers). San Diego: Lucent Books, 2000.
With Dan Woog, Jesse Jackson (People in the News). San Diego: Lucent Books, 2000.
With James House, The San Francisco Earthquake (World Disasters). San Diego: Lucent Books, 1989.

Editor

Free Speech Movement (American Social Movements). San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004.

Playwright

Virodha-Bhakti, a Sequence of Pageants. Minneapolis: Olympia Arts Ensemble, 1981.
Last Stand. Saint Paul: Macalester College, 1978.
A Case of Manslaughter. Minneapolis:
The Playwright’s Center,1977.

Poet

From the Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters. Fairfax, CA: Sack Back, 1976.
From an Eighteenth Century Painted Tile and other poems. San Francisco: Sack Back, 1975.

Poems have appeared in Alternatives, Anemone, The Archer, Ball State University Forum, The Bellingham Review, Bellowing Ark, Black Buzzard Review, Crazyquilt, Crosscurrents, Echoes, Embers, Encore, Explorations, Farmer’s Market, Gone Soft, The Hartford Courant, In Verse, The Lake Street Review, Loonfeather, The Mankato Poetry Review, Northfield Magazine, Orphic Lute, Piedmont Literary Review, Plains Poetry Review, Poetic Justice, Postville Herald Leader, Priority Parenting, River Bottom, San Diego Writers’ Monthly, Sidewalks, Sierra Heritage, Stone Country, Wellspring, The White Rock Review, The Worchester Review, Word & Image, and Xib.

Lyricist

With composer Tom Fox, Comin' at ya, Minneapolis: Cozyrock Records, 2005.
With composer Tom Fox, Emerald Drive. Minneapolis: Cozyrock Records, 2003.
With composer Saul Davis Zlatkovsky, "Haven." Performed by the Mayflower Congregational Church Choir, 1992.
With composer Eugene E. Lassek,
The Horsewatcher's Songs. Performed by the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Concert Choir, 1979.
With composer Eugene E. Lassek, The Horsewatcher's Songs, SATB with narrator. Minneapolis: Little Woods Editions, 1979.

Journalist

Contributor to: Discovery Channel Magazine, Gig magazine, The Foundation magazine, QScience Review, the Los Angeles Times, Minnesota Literature Newsletter, San Diego Writers’ Monthly, Twin Cities Reader, and numerous online publications. 

Speaker/Lecturer

Speaker, San Diego Mensa Regional Gathering, San Diego, CA, May 2010.
Keynote Speaker, Muslim Public Affairs Council--Western New York, Buffalo, NY, May 2010.
Keynote Speaker, Women in Dialogue, Reno, NV, March 2010.
Keynote Speaker, Pacifica Institute Lecture Series, Irvine, CA, January 2010.
Keynote Speaker, Islamic Medical Association of North America Southeastern Regional Conference, Tampa, FL, December 2009.
Presenter, Islamic Medical Association of North America Southeastern Regional Conference, Tampa, FL, December 2009.
Presenter, California School Library Association Conference, Ontario, CA, November 2009.
Speaker, Read Local San Diego, San Diego, CA, November 2009.
Visiting Author, Millikan Middle School, Sherman Oaks, CA, November 2009.
Panelist, Page One: Celebration of the Written Word, Encinitas, CA, October 2009.
Visiting Author, John A. Sutter Middle School, Canoga Park, CA, May 2008.
Guest Lecturer, Purdue University Department of Computer Science Colloquium, West Lafayette, IN, May 2008.
Keynote Speaker, California Readers Annual Luncheon, Burbank, CA, February 2008.
Guest Lecturer, Continuing Education Center Rancho Bernardo, CA, January 2008.
Guest Lecturer, LIFE at Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA, October 2007.
Featured Reader, Somewhere Else Coffeehouse and Bookstore, El Cajon, CA March 2007.

Awards

Theodor S. Geisel Award, San Diego Book Awards, 2007, for J.K. Rowling.
Best Young Adult & Children’s Nonfiction Book, San Diego Book Awards, 2007, for J.K. Rowling.
Best Young Adult & Children’s Nonfiction Book, San Diego Book Awards, 2005, for Giants.
Remember Hungary 1956 Memorial Medal, International Technology Institute, 2006.
Finalist, Young Adult & Children’s Nonfiction Book, San Diego Book Awards, 2005, for Censorship.
Finalist, Young Adult & Children’s Nonfiction Book, San Diego Book Awards, 2002, for Life as a Vietnam POW.
Winner of the Emerging Voices Competition sponsored by The Loft in Minneapolis, 1987.
Winner of the Lake Superior Writing Competition sponsored by the Duluth Public Library, 1986.
Winner of Poetry Contest sponsored by the Saint Paul Chapter of the American Association of University Women, 1984, 1985, 1986.

 

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