This book is the official companion to our blockbuster exhibition. For a thousand years from the 7th century onwards, scholars of many faiths built on the ancient knowledge of the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, making breakthroughs that helped pave the way for the Renaissance. The discoveries made by men and women in Muslim civilisation have left their mark on the way we live now - in our homes, our schools, our towns, our hospitals and our markets, as well as in how we understand our world and our universe.
1001 Inventions offers a fantastic and inspiring introduction to the history of Muslim civilisation, and readers will find themselves referring back to it for information for many years. It’s also a great souvenir for visitors to the exhibition who want to continue learning at home.