1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy HB

1001 Inventions :  3rd Edition, New,
The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilisation, 
* [A4] Hardback with Dustjacket - 352 pages, 
by Salim T.S. Al-Hassani, Chief Editor,
Published by National Geographic.



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Now in its third edition, 1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilisation is the best-selling 1001 Inventions flagship book, published by National Geographic. This limited edition book is available now at Madani Propagation along with other related books. It includes over 300 colour photographs and illustrations. English language.


    *** 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?


All these answers can be found here in ‘1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World’.

Over 350 pages of colour photographs and written in an accessible style for those with limited knowledge of either Islam or history. 

A golden age of civilisation, 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.

So 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 today.


"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." ---Adam Hart-Davis; Photographer, Writer and TV Science Presenter of BBC Series ‘What the Ancients Did for Us’.

Discover 1000 years of missing history!
My view of 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World, written by Salim T. S. al-Hassani.    '' Ever bothered to learn about the true origins of code breaking, the three Course Meals, treatment through music, cappuccino, archs- torpedoes, trick devices, spas, perfumes, musical instruments, cameras and many more of our modern life essentials and luxuries??!!  The minute I started reading 1001 Inventions: The Muslim Heritage in Our World, couldn’t put it down before I was done with all of its chapters. It’s neither religious, nor politically motivated, but an unquestionably important book that unfolds myriads of secrets and facts about our daily life matters, ranging from home remedies to astronomical discoveries and physical or chemical observations, the foundations of which were laid by Muslims but were mistakenly attributed to the Renaissance.

Those of you who watched the BBC’s Islamic History of Europe, or What the Muslims Did for Us, can figure out much of what the book is about. It’s more of a guidebook taking you on a journey through 7 marvelously organised chapters detailing numerous state of the art inventions by Muslim Scholars, Scientists, Physists, and Fashionists. It’s some sort of an exhibition displaying the achievements of a 1000 years of missing history, depicting real manuscripts from the Muslims Golden Civilization in which they included their eye witness accounts of life at their times, together with excerpts from Western Books, and speeches of iconic figures in various fields, endorsing the Muslims’ life-enhancing contributions to this world and the fine touch they left in each and every aspect of our modern life.

Although it’s a 2006 release, the acclaimed work, published by the Foundation for Science Technology and Civilization (UK), is still touring the world, visiting international museums, and attending global conferences on cultural interaction and religious tolerance, drawing the attention of a variety of world organisations as well as political, religious and cultural icons to the groundbreaking inventions of the Muslim Civilization. It was even endorsed by Tony Blair, the Ex British Premier at a special meeting of Arab ambassadors.

1001 Inventions: The Muslim Heritage in Our World, is not just a book, it’s a campaign that includes an education program, a website, and an exhibition which was first held in Manchester, England, and was attended by over 80,000 people in the first three months of its launch.The book, which triggered a great boom in the Western World, especially in the UK sold out its first print run in no time. The first edition, however, had a few typo, grammatical, and spelling mistakes, that were corrected in the second edition. In my opinion, no other book could do greater justice to the Muslim heritage than did 1001 Inventions: The Muslim Heritage in Our World. It’s a bit lengthy coffee-table book, so don’t expect to finish it in one sitting, but it’s a marvelous read that worth the time you’ll invest in it.'' ---by Maha Youssuf,  (Independent Egyptian Journalist and Writer).

Also see 1001 Inventions Top Trumps Cards.
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Also see 1001 Inventions : The Enduring Legacy PB,
Also see 1001 Inventions : The Enduring Legacy HB,

Recommended : Ibn al-Haytham, The Man Who Discovered How We See,

Also see Islamic Heritage.



*Dimensions : 26.2 x 21.3 x 2.9cm.




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