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.
1001 Inventions and Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization: Official Children’s Companion to the 1001 Inventions Exhibition
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SKU: 9781426312588 Category: Children's Books
From the creators of Ultimate Weird But True and 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) comes a visual and lovely companion to the 1001 Inventions exhibit that explains what you never knew about the Muslim world. With 1001 facts about inventions, culture, and the golden age of the Muslim world, this book will excite kids about history.
National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Children's Books
December 11, 2012