What the Ancients Did For Us - The Islamic World

'What the Ancients Did for Us is a 2005 BBC documentary series presented by Adam Hart-Davis that examines the impact of ancient civilizations on modern society'. 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 . 

The Open University: What The Ancients Did For Us - The Islamic World 

BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0078vf4 (archived link)

 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." BBC

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

I am absolutely delighted to be involved in this wonderful exhibition of a 1001 inventions..." Adam Hart-Davis 

  

It is super celebration of Islamic brillaiance in the Middle Ages..." Adam Hart-Davis