DISCOVER THE MUSLIM HERITAGE IN OUR WORLD
What do coffee
beans, torpedoes, surgical scalpels, arches and observatories all have in
Were Leonardo da Vinci’s flight ideas
Who devised the casing for pill capsules and where did Fibonacci
learn to flex his mathematical fingers?
A golden age of civilization, from 600 and 1600
CE, will unfold, because medieval Muslims were trailblazers in fields as diverse
as medicine and mechanics, cartography and chemistry, education and engineering,
architecture and astronomy. No area was too obscure to miss the scrutiny of
enquiry backed up by rigid scientific experimentation.
get comfortable with this guidebook and prepare to begin on a voyage of
discovery through a thousand years of science and technology into the lives of
medieval pioneers whose ingenious inventions have helped create our world
Adam Hart-Davis; Photographer, Writer and TV
Science Presenter of BBC Series"This glorious book overflows with the great ideas of
the Muslim middle ages. From al-Jazari and his elegant clocks and al-Kindi and Ibn al-Haitham with their revolutionary optical
theories, experiments, and books, to the astronomers who navigated across
the desert by the stars, and the map-makers who put north at the bottom, every
page is a mine of joyous information. There
are even recipes to try out, and everything is beautifully illustrated. I wish I
had had this book fifty years ago."
‘What the Ancients Did for