Ink-filled pens, mattresses, and bars of soapthese are only some of the inventions and innovations that have been passed down through the millennia from the peoples of Arab lands. Readers may be surprised to learn that they have also given us the scalpel planetariums three-course meals As in the other titles in this series, The Arab World Thought of It uses stunning photos and well-researched information to provide an overview of contributions made in the fields of medicine, architecture, food, and education. Also included is a look at accomplishments in the areas of engineering, transportation, and oil production. Complete with maps, timeline, index, and a list of further reading, this book is an excellent starting point for the exploration of a thriving culture.
About the Author
Raised in Saudi Arabia, Saima S. Hussain is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Munk School of Global Affairs.