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The latest edition of the best-selling 1001 Inventions book has been published by National Geographic, and will introduce the enduring legacy of Muslim civilization to new audiences in North America and the rest of the world. The previous two editions of the flagship
1001 Inventions publication sold more than 150,000 copies, with Turkish and Arabic versions also proving very popular. 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. The Muslim world’s often overlooked
achievements are shared in 1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization, official companion to the blockbuster 1001 Inventions exhibition, which is currently amazing audiences at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. The exhibition
is due to open at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC, at the start of August 2012.