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1001 Inventions and Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published December 11th 2012 by National Geographic Children's Books
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Christy Hammer
May 11, 2016 Christy Hammer rated it really liked it
I teach at the public university in Lewiston, Maine that has one of the three largest Somali refugee populations. Of course, in the Deep North, and in a tiny city, “New Mainers” were a bit more obvious than in the other two, much larger resettlement cities with existing diversity: Atlanta and Minneapolis. Indeed, little was done in Lewiston to prepare for the Somalis that moved in only a couple years after 9/11 inflamed xenophobic racism and Islamophobia in it’s “white ethnic” population, largel ...more
Nisah Haron
Jan 19, 2013 Nisah Haron rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, children
Walaupun buku ini khusus untuk anak-anak, namun persembahannya yang penuh warna-warni amat menarik perhatian sesiapa sahaja. Ini buku asas untuk mengenali tokoh-tokoh pencipta Islam dan sumbangan mereka. Antara fakta yang menarik perhatian saya ialah idea penciptaan universiti yang pertama di dunia ialah oleh Fatimah Al-Fihri yang membuka universiti pertama di Fez, Maghribi pada tahun 859 yang kini dikenali sebagai Universiti al-Qarawiyyin.

Melihat buku ini membuat saya terfikir bahawa bangsa ya
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Rahmadiyanti
Jan 21, 2013 Rahmadiyanti rated it it was amazing
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Jauh sebelum Wright bersaudara melakukan uji coba terbang, ‘Abbas ibn Firnas, seorang Muslim Spanyol, telah melakukan serangkaian percobaan terbang. Pada tahun 852 misalnya, Ibn Firnas melompat dari Masjid Agung Cordoba menggunakan parasut. Dua puluh tiga tahun kemudian Ibn Firnas kembali melakukan uji coba terbang dengan menggunakan hang glider.

Lain lagi dengan Ziryab, musisi dan penata gaya asal Baghdad. Ia berperan dalam dalam tren mode di dunia Muslim saat pindah ke Cordoba sekitar abad ke-9
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Barbara
Dec 27, 2012 Barbara rated it really liked it
Filled with illustrations, photographs, and short facts about Muslim contributions to our world today, including sextants, perfumes made from spices and herbs, and surgical instruments, this excellent nonfiction title is fun to browse while also making readers feel smarter just from learning a fact or two while browsing. I like how it's designed too: Two pages cover similar topics with clever titles and short text snippets; for instance, "25 Brainy Facts about the House of Wisdom" and "75 Rockin ...more
Doaa
Feb 06, 2015 Doaa rated it it was amazing
كتاب رائع، رغم اني احب الاختصار لكن تمنيت لو ان الكتاب مفصل اكثر ..
كنت اعلم من قبل ان وقت عصور الظلام في اوروبا كان اكثر وقت تقدم فيه المسلمين ..
ومع ذلك ذُهلت من المعلومات المذكوره في الكتاب ،،
ان الفلكيين المسلمين اعتقدوا بكرويه الارض ودورانها حول محورها وحول الشمس قبل كوبرنيكوس و جاليليو ..
وان فكره التحصين او التطعيم اخترعها طبيب مسلم عندما حقن طفل بمرض الجدري ..
و ان علماء الجعرافيا المسلمين وضعوا خرائط تُظهر امريكا قبل كولومبس ..
وان فكره الانسان الفيتروفي تحدث عنها المسلمين قبل دافينشي .
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Abu Kamdar
Jun 15, 2016 Abu Kamdar rated it really liked it
This is the children's edition of the book, and as a result has more pictures and less facts. It would make a great resource for Muslim schools and homes, and is full of forgotten facts about ancient Muslim civilization that all kids needs to learn. My only problem with this version of the book is that it is too brief, and the longer version is needed to explain many points that are only hinted at in this book.

Overall, well designed, easy to read, fun, and full of amazing facts and images.
James
May 11, 2014 James rated it it was amazing
This book is a good resource for any paper or thing you are working on as its information is very easy to read and extremly organized. They is also a lot of good application of how they inventions were used and so this book is great for learning.
Heru
Dec 17, 2015 Heru rated it it was amazing
This book makes me remember that Muslim Civilization influenced until now
Abidah
Jan 16, 2015 Abidah rated it it was amazing
Zabardast. So much contribution from our side :) But now where are we :(
Abraham Ray
May 01, 2015 Abraham Ray rated it it was amazing
good book about muslims!
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