1,001 Inventions and Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization
We often think that people from a thousand years ago were living in the Dark Ages. But in Muslim civilization from the 7th century onward there were amazing advances and inventions that still influence our everyday lives.
Based on the lively and visual format of National Geographic Kids Magazine, this book is bursting with fascinating facts on the Muslim world. Who knew that coffee was first drunk in present-day Ethiopia over 1,200 years ago? Or that 500 years before windmills were seen all over Europe, they were actually a common sight in Asian Muslim regions. Keep turning the page and readers learn that Muslim inventors even perfected surgical tools, some of which are still used today! Other spreads lay out tons of fascinating info on astronomy, chess, mind games, jewels, pottery, architecture and more! But it’s not all about history. Each spread shows how these inventions, ideas, or ways of life are still around today. A visual feast of colorful photographs surrounded by swirling, tipping, expanding, and climbing bits of information in a high-energy design, this book will satisfy both the casual browser and the truly history-fact obsessed.
Published by: National Geographic Kids