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1001 Inventions : the enduring legacy of Muslim civilization

Author: Salim T S Al-Hassani
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"Imagine it is the seventh century. As most of Europe continues its descent into a long period of intellectually dormancy, a quiet yet powerful academic revolution is erupting in another corner of the world. Over the next centuries, the geniuses of Muslim society will thrust the boundaries of knowledge forward to such a degree that their innovations still shape civilizations to this day. The staggering achievements  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Salim T S Al-Hassani
ISBN: 9781426209345 1426209347 9781426209475 1426209479
OCLC Number: 740631231
Language Note: Glossary in Arabic with English translations.
Notes: Previously published as 1001 Inventions: Muslim heritage in our World in Manchester, Great Britain : Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation, 2007.
"1001 inventions official companion to the exhibition"--Cover.
"Imagine it is the seventh century. As most of Europe continues its descent into a long period of intellectualy dormancy, a quiet yet powerful academic revolution is erupting in another corner of the world. Over the next centuries, the geniuses of Muslim society will thrust the boundaries of knowledge forward to such a degree that their innovations still shape civilizations to this day. The staggering achievements of these men and women influenced the development of modern mathematics, science, engineering, and medicine. 1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization sheds new light on this golden era that was once lost to so many, and celebrates the heritage that we all share"--Publishers description, p. [4] of cover.
Description: 352 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: The story begins --
Home --
School --
Market --
Hospital --
Town --
World --
Universe --
Wealth of knowledge.
Other Titles: One thousand and one inventions
Responsibility: Salim T.S. Al-Hassani, chief editor.
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Complete with a foldout timeline and map illustrating the worldly contributions of Muslims, remarkable photographs and colourful illustrations, artefacts, historic documents and drawings, this book  Read more...

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."..this heavily illustrated volume, edited by Salim T.S. Al-Hassani, stands on its own as an accessible history of the golden era that spanned from the 7th to the 17th century." --"Boston Sunday Read more...

 
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