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What the Ancients Did For Us - The Islamic World

Dr. Adam John Hart-Davis builds and tests some of the most extraordinary inventions from the early Islamic World. From soap to torpedoes, and from water pumps to windmills.  Presented by Adam Hart-Davis, Hermione Cockburn and Jamie Darling . 

BBC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0078vf4 - (Wikipedia)

BBC: "Series examining the innovations and inventions of ancient civilisations. Adam Hart-Davis builds and tests some of the most extraordinary inventions from the early Islamic World. From soap to torpedoes and from water pumps to windmills Adam shows the lasting effect the Islamic world has left on the technology we use today. Also, reporter Amani Zain tells us the stories behind the golden age of Islamic discovery."

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Adam Hart-Davis and Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani at 1001 Inventions Manchester Exhibition back in 2006:

Adam Hart-Davis and Professor Salim Al-Hassani Adam Hart-Davis and Prof. Salim Al-Hassani Adam Hart-Davis and Prof. Salim T S Al-Hassani

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Adam Hart-Davis and Prof. Salim TS Al-Hassani Adam Hart-Davis and Prof. Salim TS. Al-Hassani Adam Hart-Davis and Prof. Salim Al-Hassani

“I am absolutely delighted to be involved in this wonderful exhibition of a 1001 inventions..."  Endorsements

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Prof. Salim Al-Hassani, Adam Hart-Davis  &  Elizabeth Woodcock Adam Hart-Davis  Adam Hart-Davis

"It is super celebration of Islamic brillaiance in the Middle Ages..." Comments

 

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