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1001 Inventions and Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization: Official Children’s Companion to the 1001 Inventions Exhibition (National Geographic Kids)

  • We often think that people from a thousand years ago were living in the Dark Ages.
  • People living in the Muslim world saw what the Egyptians, Chinese, Indians, Greek, and Romans had discovered
  • Inventors created marvels like the elephant water clock
  • Architects built huge domes larger than anywhere else on earth
  • This book takes the wining formula of facts, photos, and fun, and applies
We often think that people from a thousand years ago were living in the Dark Ages. But from the 7th century onward in Muslim civilization there were amazing advances and inventions that still influence our everyday lives. People living in the Muslim world saw what the Egyptians, Chinese, Indians, Greek, and Romans had discovered and spent the next one thousand years adding new developments and ideas. Inventors created marvels like the elephant water clock, explorers drew detailed maps of the wor

The most important invention from every state and D.C.

The US has produced some of the world’s most important inventions but which are the most significant to come out of each state? Using info collated by MidAmerica Nazarene University in Kansas, we take a look at the most notable inventions that have emerged …
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Nicole Krauss: ‘The self is more or less an invention from beginning to end’

Nicole Krauss is an internationally bestselling author. Her novel, The History of Love, (2005) was shortlisted for the Orange, Médicis and Femina prizes and won France’s Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger. In 2007, she was selected as one of Granta’s …
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The Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building

  • The Art of Language Invention From Horse Lords to Dark Elves the Words Behind World Building
An insider’s tour through the construction of invented languages from the bestselling author and creator of languages for the HBO series Game of Thrones and the Syfy series Defiance

From master language creator David J. Peterson comes a creative guide to language construction for sci-fi and fantasy fans, writers, game creators, and language lovers. Peterson offers a captivating overview of language creation, covering its history from Tolkien’s creations and Klingon to today’s thri