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Amazing Mechanical Devices from Muslim Civilisation
Fully automated environmentally friendly water raising devices, pumps, windmills and more! Discover some of the most facinating devices from the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation that brought...
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Allah’s Automata – A Review of the Exhibition
Reflections on: A New Exhibition on Artifacts of the Arab/Islamic Renaissance ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany: October 30, 2015 - February 28, 2016 http://zkm.de/en/event/2015/10/globale-allahs-automata...
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A New Arabic Text of Mechanics: Sinan ibn Thabit on the Theory of Simple Machines
The Arabic manuscript Orient fol. 3306 preserved at the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin was in its original form a precious collection of Arabic scientific texts of mechanics and optics. It contains a...
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Al-Jazari's Third Water-Raising Device: Analysis of its Mathematical and Mechanical Principles
Five pumps or water-raising machines are described by al-Jazari in his monumental treatise of mechanics Al-Jami' bayn al-‘ilm wa 'l-‘amal al-nafi' fi sina'at al-hiyal (A Compendium on the Theory and...
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Overview on al-Jazari and his Mechanical Devices
In this article, Professor Yavuz Unat, a known historian of science from Ankara University, draws a general survey on al-Jazari and his treatise. He describes some of his machines and points out the...
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The Mechanics of Banu Musa in the Light of Modern System and Control Engineering
This article is a review of the book published recently by Professor Attila Bir (Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Istanbul) on Banu Musa's book of...
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Harran
Harran is a very old town situated in the Jazira province of modern Turkey near the sources of the Balkh...
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The Machines of Al-Jazari and Taqi Al-Din
Prof. Salim T S Al-Hassani In this pioneering survey of some of the machines of Al-Jazari and Taqi Al-Din,...
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A Review of Early Muslim Control Engineering
During the period of Islamic-Arabic extraordinary activity in Science and Technology (9th-13th century),...
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Water Management and Hydraulic Technology
Water management in all its intricacies, from Andalusia to Afghanistan, was the basis of agriculture, and...
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Agriculture in Muslim civilisation : A Green Revolution in Pre-Modern Times
The period from the 9th century to the 13th century witnessed a fundamental transformation in agriculture...
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Al-Jazari: The Mechanical Genius
The following short survey presents a rapid overview on the life, work and achievements of Al-Jazari, the...
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