"Imagine it is the seventh century. As most of Europe continues its descent into a long period of intellectual 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 ... achievements of these men and women influenced the development of modern mathematics, science, engineering, and medicine. [This book] sheds new light on this golden era that was once lost to so many, and celebrates the heritage that we all share"--Publisher's description.
1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization takes readers on a journey through years of forgotten Islamic history to discover one thousand fascinating scientific and technological inventions still being used throughout the world today. Take a look at all of the discoveries that led to the great technological advances of our time; engineering, early medicinal practices, and the origins of cartography are just a few of the areas explored in this book.
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication Date: Feb-2012
Lexile Level: 0000
Ages: NA - NA