1001 INVENTIONS BOOK OF THE WEEK

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Al-Jami' bayn al-ilm wa'l-amal al-nafi fî sina'at al-hiyal

الجامع بين العلم والعمل النافع في صناعة الحيل

A marvellous work by the creative engineer Ibn Al-Razzaz al-Jazari who lived in the 12th century of modern day southern Turkey. From water clocks to trick automata vessels, fountains and musical automata , the book displays Innovation at its best from the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation. Al-Jazari’s work is seen by many as a significant contribution to the history of robotics and automation.

Image: Illustration of one of Al-Jazari’s devices intended to specify the exact amount of blood taken from a patient.

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