Hasan, Ahmad Yusuf.

Islamic technology : an illustrated history / Ahmad Y. al-Hassan, Donald R. Hill. - 1st pbk. ed. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1986. - xiv, 304 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-295) and index.

List of illustrations Preface and acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Mechanical engineering 3. Civil engineering 4. Military technology 5. Ships and navigation 6. Chemical technology 7. Textiles, paper and leather 8. Agriculture and food technology 9. Mining and metallurgy 10. Engineers and artisans 11. Epilogue Selected bibliography Credits and permissions Index.

Although the contributions of Islamic civilisations to science have long been recognised, the application of this scientific expertise to technology has hitherto been neglected. This pioneering 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.



Technology--History.--Islamic Empire
Islamic countries--Technology, to 1985.

T27.3.I57 / H37 1992


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