Mariam Al-Ijliya: The Astrolabe Designer (Paperback)
In the 10th century A.D. Mariam Al-Ijliya became a pioneer in designing and making the most unique Astrolabes the world has seen, making her known to the world as Mariam Al-Astrolabia - The Astrolabe Maker. With her knowledge of Astronomy and Engineering, Mariam's Astrolabes were skillfully designed and crafted. Astrolabes were a complex scientific instrument used in the measurement of celestial bodies as well as to calculate location and time on earth. Learn about Mariam and her unique contribution to science in this one of a kind story book with beautiful and unique illustrations, for late elementary and middle school aged children. The highly engaging story in this unique book is told through the lens of a group of friends who are taken into the past as they are reading a magical "Book of Jewels". Second part of the book is filled with fun and educational activities including word search, connect the dots, and coloring sheets. ABOUT THE PIONEER SERIES: Nurturing courage, confidence and love of knowledge in young minds through stories on great individuals and leaders that transformed the world through their wisdom, inventions, discoveries and exploration.