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Needham, Joseph 1900-1995

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Works: 709 works in 2,841 publications in 8 languages and 30,818 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Creator, Director, Speaker, Originator, Contributor, Lithographer, Compiler, Translator, Recipient
Classifications: Q127.C5, 509.51
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Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )

136 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest volume in Joseph Needham's magisterial revelation of China's premodern scientific and technological traditions introduces medicine. Five essays are included by Joseph Needham and Lu Gwei-djen, edited and expanded upon by the editor, Nathan Sivin. The essays offer broad and readable accounts of medicine in culture, including hygiene and preventive medicine, forensic medicine and immunology. Professor Sivin's extensive introduction discusses these essays, placing them in their historical and medical context, and surveys recent medical discoveries from China, Japan, Europe and the United States
Science, religion & reality by Joseph Needham( Book )

36 editions published between 1925 and 2003 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )

274 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume as a whole covers the subjects of alchemy, early chemistry, and chemical technology
The grand titration: science and society in East and West by Joseph Needham( Book )

30 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1969. The historical civilization of China is, with the Indian and European-Semitic, one of the three greatest in the world, yet only relatively recently has any enquiry been begun into its achievements in science and technology. Between the first and fifteenth centuries the Chinese were generally far in advance of Europe and it was not until the scientific revolution of the Renaissance that Europe drew ahead. Throughout those fifteen centuries, and ever since, the West has been profoundly affected by the discoveries and invention emanating from China and East Asia.>
A history of embryology by Joseph Needham( Book )

46 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embryology in antiquity; Embryology from galen to the renaissance; Embryology in the seventeenth century; Embryology in the eighteenth century
The Chemistry of life; eight lectures on the history of biochemistry by Joseph Needham( Book )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This assembly of lectures, each on a major aspect of the development of biochemistry, should appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of science and the nature of living things. Seven of the eight lectures are by eminent biochemists and describe the development of their own subject from the inside; the eighth is a more general one by a professional historian of science. They contain a good deal of information not readily available elsewhere and do not require a special knowledge of biochemistry. The lectures were originally
The shorter Science and civilisation in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text by Joseph Needham( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and Arabic and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Needham's Science and Civilisation in China is a monumental piece of scholarship which breaks new ground in presenting to the Western reader a detailed and coherent account of the development of science, technology and medicine in China from the earliest times until the advent of the Jesuits and the beginnings of modern science in the late seventeenth century. It is a vast work, necessarily more suited to the scholar and research worker than the general reader. This paperback version, abridged and re-written by Colin Ronan, makes this extremely important study accessible to a wider public. The present book covers the material treated in volumes I and II of Dr Needham's original work. The reader is introduced to the country of China, its history, geography and language, and an account is given of how scientific knowledge travelled between China and Europe. The major part of the book is then devoted to the history of scientific thought in China itself. Beginning with ancient times, it describes the milieu in which arose the schools of the Confucians, Taoists, Mohists, Logicians and Legalists. We are thus brought on to the fundamental ideas which dominated scientific thinking in the Chinese Middle Ages, to the doctrines of the Two Forces (Yin and Yang) and the Five Elements (wu hsing), to the impact of the sceptical tradition and Buddhist and Neo-Confucian thought.--Publisher description
Science in traditional China : a comparative perspective by Joseph Needham( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese science; explorations of an ancient tradition by Shigeru Nakayama( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clerks and craftsmen in China and the west: lectures and addresses on the history of science and technology by Joseph Needham( Book )

21 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biochemistry and morphogenesis by Joseph Needham( Book )

24 editions published between 1942 and 1980 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Order and life by Joseph Needham( Book )

33 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heavenly clockwork; the great astronomical clocks of medieval China by Joseph Needham( Book )

29 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A reissue with a new foreword and supplement, of a modern classic published in 1960. The invention of the mechanical clock was one of the most important turning points in the history of science and technology. This study revealed six centuries of mechanical clockwork preceding the first mechanical escapement clocks of the West of about AD 1300. Detailed and fully illustrated accounts of elaborate Chinese clocks are accompanied by a discussion of the social context of the Chinese inventions and an assessment of their possible transmission to medieval Europe. For this revised edition, Dr Joseph Needham has contributed a new foreword on recent research and perceptions. In a supplement John H. Combridge details a modern reconstruction of Su Sung's timekeeping device, which together with textual studies modifies our understanding of this important early technology."--Publisher's information
Background to modern science; ten lectures at Cambridge arranged by the History of science committee, 1936 by Joseph Needham( Book )

24 editions published between 1938 and 1975 in English and German and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing perspectives in the history of science: essays in honour of Joseph Needham by Mikuláš Teich( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moulds of understanding : a pattern of natural philosophy by Joseph Needham( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical embryology by Joseph Needham( Book )

24 editions published between 1931 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within the four seas: the dialogue of East and West by Joseph Needham( Book )

25 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrasts and similarities between China and Europe and the ideas they have of each other
Time: the refreshing river (essays and addresses, 1932-1942) by Joseph Needham( Book )

24 editions published between 1943 and 1948 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celestial lancets : a history and rationale of acupuncture and moxa by Gwei-Djen Lu( Book )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names

controlled identityHolorenshaw, Henry, 1900-1995

Holorenshaw, Henry.

Holorenshaw Henry 1900-1995

Holorenshaw, Henry, pseud. de Joseph Needham

Joseph Needham

Joseph Needham biochimiste, historien des sciences, sinologue

Joseph Needham bioquimico ingles

Joseph Needham britischer Sinologe und Biochemiker

Joseph Needham Brits historicus (1900-1995)

Joseph Needham storico della scienza, biochimico e orientalista inglese

Li, Yaose 1900-1995

Li Ynese 1900-1995

Li, Yo-sê 1900-1995

Li, Yueeh-se 1900-1995

Li, Yüeh-se.

Li, Yüeh-se 1900-1995

Li, Yüeh-she 1900-1995

Li, Yuese 1900-1995

Li, Yuesi 1900-1995

Liyuese 1900-1995

Needham, J.

Needham, Joseph

Needham, Joseph, 1900-

Needham, Joseph 1900-1995

Needham, Noël Joseph Terence Montgomery

Needham, Noel Joseph Terence Montgomery 1900-1995

Needham, Noël Joseph Terence Montgomery, n. 1900

Ni, Yüeh-se 1900-1995

Ni, Yuese 1900-1995

Nidamu, Jozefu.

Nīdamu, Jozefu 1900-1995

Sheng, Jung Tzu

Sheng, Jung Tzu 1900-1995

Sheng, Rongzi 1900-1995

Shengrongzi 1900-1995

Tzu, Sheng Jung.

Tzu, Sheng Jung 1900-1995

Джоузеф Нийдам

Нидэм, Джозеф

ג'וזף נידהם

جوزف نیدهام

جوزيف نيدام

جوزيف نيدهام، 1900-1995.

जोसेफ नीधम

니덤, 조셉 1900-1995

니덤, 조지프 1900-1995

니이담, 죠셉 1900-1995

이, 약슬 1900-1995

조지프 니덤

ジョゼフ・ニーダム

ニ-ダム, ジョゼフ 1900-1995

ニーダム, J

ニーダム, ジョゼフ

倪約[シツ]

倪約瑟 1900-1995

勝冗子, 1900-1995

李, 約瑟

李, 約瑟 1900-1995

李约瑟

李约瑟, 1900-1995

Languages
English (870)

Chinese (39)

French (11)

German (5)

Italian (2)

Arabic (1)

Korean (1)

Thai (1)

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Science, religion & realityScience and civilisation in ChinaThe grand titration: science and society in East and WestThe Chemistry of life; eight lectures on the history of biochemistryThe shorter Science and civilisation in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original textScience in traditional China : a comparative perspectiveHeavenly clockwork; the great astronomical clocks of medieval ChinaCelestial lancets : a history and rationale of acupuncture and moxa