1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization

Editor: Al-Hassani, Salim T. S.
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: National Geographic Society

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0934-5
Category: Science - Scientists
Book Status: Available
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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.

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Table of 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