1001 Inventions and Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization
- We often think that people from a thousand years ago were living in the Dark Ages. But from the 7th century onward in Muslim civilization there were amazing advances and inventions that still influence our everyday lives. People living in the Muslim world saw what the Egyptians, Chinese, Indians, Greek, and Romans had discovered and spent the next one thousand years adding new developments and ideas.
Inventors created marvels like the elephant water clock, explorers drew detailed maps of the world, women made scientific breakthroughs and founded universities, architects built huge domes larger than anywhere else on earth, astronomers mapped the stars and so much more!
This book takes the wining formula of facts, photos, and fun, and applies it to this companion book to the 1001 Inventions exhibit from the Foundation for Science, Technology, and Civilization. Each page is packed with information on this little-known history, but also shows how it still applies to our world today.
Age: 6 and up
Number of Pages: 96
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books
Author: National Geographic
KitaabWorld Book Review: An informative and visually delightful book that traces the contributions of Muslim scholars, philosophers, artists, scientists and more. Using a mix of facts, photos and fun, the books brings history to life. It celebrates an underappreciated time when people from different countries, cultures, religions and backgrounds worked together for a better world . Translating Arabic books into Latin and preserving Greek texts were the foundation for Europe’s Renaissance. From mapping over 160 stars, to sailing the high seas, developing soaps, cosmetics, the world’ first hand glider and cafe bookshops, there were many inventions from the Muslim civilization which are used by us to this day! (See lesson plan here)
This book is also part of our INSPIRING MUSLIM LEADERS AND THINKERS book list.