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1001 Inventions : the enduring legacy of Muslim civilization

Author: Salim T S Al-Hassani
Publisher: Washington, District of Columbia : National Geographic, Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, 2012. 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third edition.; [Enhanced Credo edition]View 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: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
352 pages : illustrations (chiefly color)
(DLC) 2011294410
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Salim T S Al-Hassani
ISBN: 9781784029494 1784029491
OCLC Number: 900201367
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.
Description: 1 online resource (103 entries)
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Chapter One. The story begins: The golden age; Time line of development in Muslim civilization --
Chapter Two. Home: On the coffee trail; Fine dining; Three-course menu; Clocks; Chess; Music; Cleanliness; Trick devices; Vision and cameras; Fashion and style; Carpets --
Chapter Three. School: Schools; Universities; House of wisdom; Libraries and bookshops; Translating knowledge; Mathematics; Trigonometry; Chemistry; Commercial chemistry; Geometry; Art and the arabesque; The scribe; Word power --
Chapter Four. Market; Agricultural revolution; Farming manuals; Water management; Water supply; Dams; Windmills; Trade; Textiles; Paper; Pottery; Glass industry; Jewels; Currency --
Chapter Five. Hospital: Hospital development; Instruments of perfection; Surgery; Blood circulation; Ibn Sina's bone fractures; Notebook of the oculist; Inoculation; Herbal medicine; Pharmacy; Medical knowledge --
Chapter Six. Town: Town planning; Architecture; Arches; Vaults; The dome; The spire; Influential ideas; Castles and keeps; Public baths; The tent; From kiosk to conservatory; Gardens; Fountains --
Chapter Seven. World: Planet earth; Earth science; Natural phenomena; Geography; Maps; Travelers and explorers; Navigation; Naval exploration; Global communication; War and weaponry; Social science and economics --
Chapter Eight. Universe: Astronomy; Observatories; Astronomical instruments; Astrolabe; Armillary sphere; Signs for wise people; The moon; Lunar formations; Constellations; Flight --
Wealth of knowledge --
Personalities from the past --
Europe's leading minds --
A thousand years of scholarship --
Authors and treatises --
Further reading --
Glossary --
Acknowledgments.
Other Titles: One thousand and one inventions
Enduring legacy of Muslim civilization
Responsibility: Salim T.S. Al-Hassani, chief editor.

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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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