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The Prince of Wales Supports 1001 Inventions

 
*11th May 2012, London – His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has written the foreword for the latest edition of the best-selling 1001 Inventions book, published by National Geographic, which demonstrates the enduring legacy of Muslim civilization. The previous two editions of the flagship 1001 Inventions publication sold more than 250,000 copies, with Turkish and Arabic versions also proving very popular.
Praising the project, The Prince of Wales states in his foreword: “I am delighted to see the success of the initiative called 1001 Inventions, which presents and celebrates the many scientific, technological and humanitarian developments shared by the Islamic world and the West.”
The Prince of Wales also states: “It is a matter of great pride that, although global in its outreach and operation, 1001 Inventions is in fact an initiative of a British-based team supported by a network of academics around the world.”

1001 Inventions highlights how many of the most important scientific and technological discoveries and building blocks of modern civilization came out of Muslim society during the centuries after the fall of ancient Rome — a period known as the ‘Dark Ages’ in European civilization. However, while the Western World was in the doldrums, a “knowledge revolution” was occurring in the Muslim world.

The new edition of the book, titled 1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization, is official companion to the blockbuster 1001 Inventions exhibition, which is due to open at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC, at the start of August 2012. This third edition details hundreds outstanding achievements and the pioneering minds behind them.

The book’s seven chapters are richly illustrated and provide insight into everyday life across Muslim civilization and the related and subsequent growth and progress of Western civilization. There is also an extensive reference section, a glossary of subjects and people, charts, timelines and maps illustrating the inventions and contributions, photographs, artifacts, historic documents and drawings."

Ahmed Salim, Producer of 1001 Inventions, commented: "We are honoured that The Prince of Wales has written the foreword for the latest edition of the 1001 Inventions book. The Prince of Wales has, for many decades, actively promoted greater awareness of the enormous impact that Muslim Civilisation has had on our modern way of life, and he has publicly recognised the enormous, yet under-appreciated, positive influence that this era in history has on the world in which we live. We are grateful for The Prince of Wales’ continuing support for the important work that we are carrying out.” 


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1001 Inventions is an award-winning international science and cultural heritage brand.
1001 Inventions is recognised as the global leader in popularising awareness of the thousand year 'Golden Age' of Muslim Civilisation. From the 7th century onward, within a civilisation stretching from Spain to China, men and women of different faiths and cultures built on knowledge from ancient civilisations, making breakthroughs that have left their mark on our world. 
Through its association with Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives and the UK based FSTC, 1001 Inventions has reached over 50 million people around the world using award winning productions, films, blockbuster exhibitions, books and educational resources.
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Half a million visit 1001 Inventions in Los Angeles

 
*Record Numbers for Science Heritage Exhibition in California
12th March 2012, London – A record of half a million people visited the award-winning 1001 Inventions exhibition, brainchild of FSTC, during its recent outing in Los Angeles. Following blockbuster residencies in London, Istanbul and New York, the world renowned exhibition has achieved its largest audience to date as 500,000 people experienced the interactive 1001 Inventions show between May 2011 and March 2012 at the California Science Center.
Since they launched in London, in January 2010, the 1001 Inventions exhibitions have attracted more than 2 million visitors during its continuing journey across Europe, North America and the Middle East. The exhibition was launched at the California Science Center in Los Angeles by the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who praised the work of 1001 Inventions for “celebrating a millennium of science and innovation in the Muslim world” and described the launch of the exhibition as “an exciting day.”


Visitors from all around the world, California Science Center, Los Angeles

During her speech, Mrs. Clinton remarked that “the Muslim world has a proud history of innovators” and highlighted the achievements of people like Fatima Al-Fihri, who founded the world’s first modern university, and master engineer Al-Jazari who created the crank mechanisms that drive every plane, train and automobile on the planet.
1001 Inventions introduces the enduring legacy of Muslim civilization to family audiences across the world. Modern society owes a tremendous amount to the Muslim world for the many groundbreaking scientific and technological advances that were pioneered during the Golden Age of Muslim civilization between the 7th and 17th centuries.
In 2011, 1001 Inventions was crowned “Best Touring Exhibition” of the year at the annual Museums and Heritage Excellence Awards in London – considered by many to be the “Oscars” of the Museum world – fighting off stiff competition from some of the world’s biggest names in exhibitions.
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-May-2012 at 09:06
What exactly is the "1001 inventions" exhibition Abudhar?
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What next, Jordan writing the foreword for Origin of Species?
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Here's a challenge: let's see how many Muslim inventions we can list without resorting to google. No cheating!
Modern numerals
Windmills
Shampoo
Clock
Telescope
Tempered steel
Amplifier
Scalpel
Curry
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  Quote Toltec Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-May-2012 at 05:29
Tempered Steel - Indian Invention, 600 BC long before the Arabs existed.
Curry - British Invention,
Clock, my guess Arabs, remember hearing it somewhere.
Numerals Arab, easy
Scalpel, had them in prehistory, made them from flint and obsidian.
telescope, I remember hearing Cordova, so Arab
Amplifier, ancient Greece, possibly earlier.
Shampoo, ancient India
Windmills, ancient Greece had them again.
 


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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-May-2012 at 19:17
Are you sure curry was invented in Britain? I thought it was invented by the Mughals
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see: http://dsal.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/philologic/getobject.pl?c.0:1:705.hobson
 
My associate to the immediate east is Indian....they as per his voice do not refer to 'curry' as curry; rather they refer to various dishes prepared with various blends of curry spices which always includes turmeric, by a separate and unique name for them.
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