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Islamic Technology : An Illustrated History - Ahmad Y. Al-Hassan

Islamic Technology

An Illustrated History

Paperback Published: 16th March 1992
ISBN: 9780521422390
Number Of Pages: 322

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Although the contributions of Islamic civilisations to science have long been recognised, the application of this scientific expertise to technology had been neglected until the publication of this then pioneering 1986 text. The book begins to remedy that neglect, first by celebrating the richness and ingenuity of the world of Islamic technology and then by pointing the way forward to its more detailed exploration. Lavishly illustrated, this book explores the major technological achievements of Islamic civilisations, namely the public works of civil engineering, the machines and mechanical devices which served to control water, provide power, serve as instruments or to amuse.

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'... a wide-ranging survey of the technology used by Muslims in the Medieval period - and also today ... It deserves to succeed in bringing its subject to a new audience in the West as well as instilling pride in past achievements in the Middle East.' History Today

List of illustrations
Preface and acknowledgements
Mechanical engineering
Civil engineering
Military technology
Ships and navigation
Chemical technology
Textiles, paper and leather
Agriculture and food technology
Mining and metallurgy
Engineers and artisans
Selected bibliography
Credits and permissions
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ISBN: 9780521422390
ISBN-10: 0521422396
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 16th March 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.02  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.52