Geography and Navigation
Contributions of Islamic Cultures
What did they do?
- Examined plants/animals in different regions
- Divided the world into climate zones
- Calculated the Earth's circumference
- Made accurate maps
- Perfected scientific instruments
What impact did these have on the world today?
The Muslims left a great impact on the world today from accurate maps and routes to scientific tools. Without them the compass and astrolabe would not be as well designed, we would not have a starting point for the Earth's circumference, and more! They even made up climate zones! That is how the Muslims influenced the modern world.