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    1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World (Hardback) By (author) Professor Salim T. S. Al-Hassani


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    Description"This glorious book overflows with the great ideas of the Muslim middle ages. . . . I wish I had had this book fifty years ago."--Adam Hart-Davis, photographer, writer, and TV science presenter of the BBC series "What the Ancients Did for Us"What do coffee beans, torpedoes, surgical scalpels, arches, and observatories all have in common?Were Leonardo da Vinci's flight ideas originals?Who devised the casing for pill capsules, and where did Fibonacci learn to flex his mathematical fingers?The answers to these questions and more can be found in this book."1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World "presents an excellent overview of Muslim heritage written to appeal to the everyday reader and to amaze and redefine many people's current assumptions of medieval times and of their history and roots.This is an essential introduction to the great epoch of Muslim civilization. Readers now have access to one thousand years of missing history, covering medicine, technology, economics, civilization, the environment, and much more. From Spain to China, scholars of different genders, cultures, and various faiths worked together to build upon the knowledge of ancient civilization.Written by a team of internationally renowned experts, the contributions were selected to give the reader reassurance and confidence that the facts presented in the book are from the most reliable and unbiased academic sources.Salim T S Al-Hassani is professor emeritus of mechanical engineering and professorial fellow at the School of Languages, Linguistics, and Cultures at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.Sir Roland Jackson is the chief executive of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

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    1001 Inventions
    Muslim Heritage in Our World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor Salim T. S. Al-Hassani
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 376
    Width: 249 mm
    Height: 268 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 2,005 g
    ISBN 13: 9780955242618
    ISBN 10: 0955242614

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.9
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000, TEC057000
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    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
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    DC22: 609.1767
    LC classification: BP190.5.S3 A15 2007
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    DC21: 609.1767
    Edition statement
    2nd edition
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
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    Publication date
    01 March 2011
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