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The Arab World Thought of It: Inventions, Innovations, and Amazing Facts

This colorful guide introduces the many inventions and common concepts that originated in the Arab world. The introductory maps and timeline familiarize students with the borders of the Arab world, then and now, and the major periods from the caliphates to the Ottoman empire. From there, the book is divided into sections that highlight the contributions of the Arab world in fields like astronomy and flight, everyday inventions, medicine, food and architecture. Students will discover that everything from coffee and numerals to ink-filled pens and sherbet originated in the Arab world. The abundance of photographs and short, engaging descriptions will keep students interested in the material.

Annick Press
Saima S. Hussain


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