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

The Art and Artists of Anime (All About Anime and Manga). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2022. ISBN 9781678200343.

The First Scientist: Ibn al-Haytham. Clifton, NJ: Blue Dome Press, 2021. ISBN 9781682065341.

The Science of Infectious Disease (Understanding Infectious Diseases). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2022. ISBN 9781678200343.

The Dark Side of Social Media. San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2022. ISBN 9781678200787.

Health, Illness, and Death in the Time of COVID-19 (Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2021. ISBN 9781678200343.

Social Media Deception (Risks of Social Media). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2020. ISBN 9781682828533.

E-sports and the New Gaming Culture. San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2020. ISBN 9781682829257.

Marijuana Risks (Drug Risks). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2020. ISBN 9781682829073.

Social Media Addiction (Risks of Social Media). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2020. ISBN 9781682828519.

Medical Drones (World of Drones). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2020. ISBN 9781682828311.

J. Cole (Giants of Rap and Hip-Hop). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2020. ISBN 9781682827772.

Drake (Giants of Rap and Hip-Hop). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2020. ISBN 9781682827710.

Addicted to Video Games (Addicted). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2020. ISBN 9781682825754.

The Suicide Epidemic. San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2020. ISBN 9781682827413.

Basketball (The Science and Technology of Sports). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2020. ISBN 9781682826492.

Gun Violence (Emerging Issues in Public Health). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2020. ISBN 9781682826690.

Cell Phone Addiction (Emerging Issues in Public Health). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2020. ISBN 9781682826652.

Fossil Fuels (Thinking Critically). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2019. ISBN 9781682825334.

Genetic Testing and Research (Thinking Critically). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2019. ISBN 9781682825358.

Gun Violence and Mass Shootings. San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2019. ISBN 9781682825150.

Policing (Threats to Civil Liberties). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2019. ISBN 9781682824498.

Privacy (Threats to Civil Liberties). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2019. ISBN 9781682824511.

The How the Internet Is Changing the World (How Science Changed the World). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2019. ISBN 9781682824153.

Teen Suicide (Thinking Critically). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2019. ISBN 9781682824474.

Cell Phones (Thinking Critically). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2018. ISBN 9781682823354.

Genocide (Human Rights in Focus). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2017. ISBN 9781682822258.

Torture (Human Rights in Focus) San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2017. ISBN 9781682822357.

Securing Cyberspace (Real-World STEM). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2017. ISBN 9781682822494.

Eliminate the Threat of Nuclear Terror (Real-World STEM). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2017. ISBN 9781682822418.

Big Data Analyst (Cutting Edge Careers). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2017. ISBN 9781682821763.

Biomedical Engineer (Cutting Edge Careers). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2017. ISBN 9781682821787.

The Prisoner of Al-Hakim. Clifton, NJ: Blue Dome Press, 2017. ISBN 9781682060162.

Careers in Medical Technology (High-Tech Careers). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2017. ISBN 9781682821169.

Careers in Internet Technology (High-Tech Careers). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2017. ISBN 9781682821145.

Is Marijuana Harmful? (Issues in Society). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2016. ISBN 9781682820971.

Cutting Edge Internet Technology (Cutting Edge Technology). San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2016. ISBN 9781682820902.

Free Speech (Ripped from the Headlines). Yankton, SD: Erickson Press, 2007. ISBN 9781602170155.
Ibn al-Haytham: First Scientist (Profiles in Science). Greensboro, NC: Morgan Reynolds Publishing, 2007. ISBN 9781590189634.
J.K. Rowling (People in the News). San Diego: Lucent Books, 2007. ISBN 9781590189634.
Giants (Monsters). San Diego: Kidhaven Press, 2006. ISBN 0737731656.
Censorship (Overview Series). San Diego: Lucent Books, 2004. ISBN 1590181875.
J.K. Rowling (People in the News). San Diego: Lucent Books, 2002. ISBN 1560067764.
Understanding Of Mice and Men (Understanding Great Literature). San Diego: Lucent Books, 2002. ISBN 156006644X.
Furman v. Georgia (Famous Trials). San Diego: Lucent Books, 2001. ISBN 1560064706.
Censorship (Opposing Viewpoints Digests). San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2001. ISBN 1565103904.
Emily Dickinson (The Importance Of). San Diego: Lucent Books, 1998. ISBN 1560060891.
Censorship (Overview Series). San Diego: Lucent Books, 1996. ISBN 1560061669.
Loch Ness Monster (Exploring the Unknown). San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1995. ISBN 1560061596.
Addiction (Opposing Viewpoints Juniors). San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1994. ISBN 1565100948.
The Fall of the Roman Empire (Great Mysteries). San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1994. ISBN 1565100980.
Free Speech (Opposing Viewpoints Juniors). San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1992. ISBN 0899080987.
Phonograph (Encyclopedia of Discovery and Invention). San Diego: Lucent Books, 1992. ISBN 1560062223.
Photography (Encyclopedia of Discovery and Invention). San Diego: Lucent Books, 1991. ISBN 1560062126.
The Children’s Crusade (World Disasters). San Diego: Lucent Books, 1991. ISBN 1560060190.
Printing Press (Encyclopedia of Discovery and Invention). San Diego: Lucent Books, 1990. ISBN 1560062053.
Working Mothers (Opposing Viewpoints Juniors). San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1989. ISBN 1560062053.
Animal Rights (Opposing Viewpoints Juniors). San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1989. ISBN 0899084710.

Coauthor

With Don Nardo, Cyclops (Monsters). San Diego: Kidhaven Press, 2005. ISBN 0737726156.
With Don Nardo, 
Medusa (Monsters). San Diego: Kidhaven Press, 2005. ISBN 0737726172.
With Craig Staples, 
The Trial of Charles Manson (Famous Trials). San Diego: Lucent Books, 2002. ISBN 1560067330.
With Diana Saenger, Life as a Vietnam POW (American War Library). San Diego: Lucent Books, 2001.  ISBN 1560067160.
With Robyn M. Weaver, Cartoonists (History Makers). San Diego: Lucent Books, 2000. ISBN 1560066687.
With Dan Woog, 
Jesse Jackson (People in the News). San Diego: Lucent Books, 2000. ISBN 1560066318.
With James House, The San Francisco Earthquake (World Disasters). San Diego: Lucent Books, 1989. ISBN 1560060034.

Editor

Free Speech Movement (American Social Movements). San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004. ISBN 0737711566

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 TimesMinnesota Literature NewsletterSan Diego Writers’ MonthlyTwin 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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