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They thrust the boundaries of knowledge

book cover image: 1001 inventions: the enduring legacy of Muslim Civilization

In the seventh century, as most of Europe continued its descent into intellectualy dormancy, the geniuses of Muslim society thrust the boundaries of knowledge and their innovations shaped civilizations to this day. In 1001 inventions : the enduring legacy of Muslim civilization the light is shone on this golden era, a time period that has been looked over by much of the world. This fascinating journey through Islamic history highlights discoveries these men and women made that are still being used today and that led the way to the great technological  advances of our time. This is a heritage we all share and we should all be cognizant of this amazing legacy.  Most importantly, this is an interesting and  fun-to-read book with a lot of (at least for me) "I didn't know that" moments.