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Title 1001 Inventions : the enduring legacy of Muslim civilization / Salim T. S. Al-Hassani, chief editor.

Publication Info. Washington, District of Columbia : National Geographic, 2012.
Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, 2015.

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Edition Third edition.
Description 1 online resource (103 entries) ; digital files.
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Note 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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.
Access Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
Summary "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 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"--P. [4] of cover.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Description based on title page of print version.
Subject Islam and science -- History.
Inventions -- Islamic Empire -- History.
Muslim scientists -- History.
Technology and civilization -- History.
Islamic civilization.
Civilization -- Islamic influences.
Technological innovations -- Islamic Empire.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Al-Hassani, Salim T. S., editor.
Credo Reference (Firm), distributor.
Added Title One thousand and one inventions.
Enduring legacy of Muslim civilization.
Other Form: Print version: 1426209347 9781426209345 (DLC) 2011294410 352 pages : illustrations (chiefly color)
ISBN 9781426209345 print
1426209347 print
9781784029494 electronic version

 
    
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