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Islamic technology : an illustrated history

Author: Aḥmad Yūsuf Ḥasan; Donald Routledge Hill
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press ; Paris : Unesco, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this lavishly illustrated 1986 survey, two distinguished historians and engineers assess the major achievements of Islamic civilisation.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aḥmad Yūsuf Ḥasan; Donald Routledge Hill
ISBN: 0521263336 9780521263337 9231022946 9789231022944 0521422396 9780521422390 9231027336 9789231027338
OCLC Number: 13332728
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 304 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface and acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Mechanical engineering; 3. Civil engineering; 4. Military technology; 5. Ships and navigation; 6. Chemical technology; 7. Textiles, paper and leather; 8. Agriculture and food technology; 9. Mining and metallurgy; 10. Engineers and artisans; 11. Epilogue; Selected bibliography; Credits and permissions; Index.
Responsibility: Ahmed Y. al-Hassan, Donald R. Hill.

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