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1001 Inventions & Awesome Facts About Muslim Civilisation (1, 000 Facts About) (National Geographic Kids)

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We often think that people from a thouand years ago were living in the Dark Ages. But from the 7th century onward in Muslim civilisation 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 mucn more! This book takes the winning formula of facts, photos and fun, and it applies it to this companion book to the 1001 inventions exhibit from the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation. Each page is packed with information on this little-known history, but also shows how it still applies to our world today.

"National Geographic has developed a book that's as packed with information as an encyclopedia but as much fun to read as a comic book... Readers interested in the value Muslim civilizations have added to our global village will be hard-pressed to find a more stimulating introduction than this one." -- Kirkus Reviews

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  • PDF | 96 pages
  • National Geographic(Author)
  • National Geographic Kids (10 Jan. 2013)
  • English
  • 10
  • Children's Books

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  • By zafreen farooque on 18 November 2016

    Some really great. little know facts here for kids, mixed in with some general a Ripley's believe it or not book

  • By tina on 10 March 2015

    Really good book with quality pages. Well illustrated and made interesting for children, it was even interesting for some adults that i showed it to. very informative. i was very impressed with the quality. I plan on buying more copies and giving them as a present to the children in my family.

  • By Guest on 21 April 2017

    Really suitable for young boys

  • By JLPicard on 8 September 2013

    The title is very misleading.The majority of the facts have a very tenuous link to Muslim Civilization - if any link at all.Some 'awesome facts from Muslim Civilization' include:Henna which is antibacterial is used to treat rashesIn 2011 a woman in India set a world record by decorating 170 hands with henna in 24 hrsChess developed more than a thousand years ago - we dont know if it began in India or PersiaThe rules of chess have not changed for nearly 500 yearsTwo German men set a record in 2010 for the worlds longest chess game...Human eyes can take upto an hour to adjust to the night sky.The above examples are just from 3 of the 95 pages. The whole book padded out with a huge number of the above type of facts which have absolutely nothing to do with Islamic Civilization.I was seriously considering sending it back under the sales of goods act for misrepresentation. However, my son seemed to like reading it - mostly as a general knowledge fact book - and I didn't want the hassle of returning, so kept it.

  • By F Zafar on 15 March 2015

    Excellent book. Thanks for quick delivery.

  • By h aziz on 15 July 2013

    I was expecting contents to be more clear but turned out enough credit is not given to the pioneers of Muslim era. I thought minimal amount of credit is given where a lot more was deserved. Overall average attempt I'd say.

  • By Guest on 16 February 2016

    A lovely it for young children. Bought one for my daughter and one for my niece and they both enjoyed it.

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