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Islamic technology : an illustrated history /

By: Hasan, Ahmad Yusuf
Title By: Hill, Donald Routledge | UNESCO
Material type: BookPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1986.Edition: 1st pbk. ed.Description: xiv, 304 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0521263336Program: ARTS017Subject(s): Technology -- Islamic Empire -- History | Islamic countries -- Technology, to 1985DDC classification: 609.1
Summary:
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.
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REGULAR University of Wollongong in Dubai
Islamic Collection
609.17671 HA IS (Browse shelf) Available T0045096

ARTS317 Autumn2022

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

ARTS017

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.

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