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Science and civilisation in China

Author: Joseph Needham; Ling Wang
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : University Press, 1954-<2015>
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the production and use of iron and steel in China from ca. 1000 BC.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Needham, Joseph, 1900-1995.
Science and civilisation in China.
Cambridge [Eng.] University Press, 1954-<2008>
(OCoLC)562500048
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Needham; Ling Wang
ISBN: 052105799X 9780521057998 052132727X 9780521327275 0521303583 9780521303583 0521320216 9780521320214 0521875668 9780521875660 0521087317 9780521087315 0521250765 9780521250764 0521419999 9780521419994 0521652707 9780521652704 0521632625 9780521632621 052157143X 9780521571432 0521087325 9780521087322
OCLC Number: 779676
Language Note: Text primarily in English with some Chinese characters.
Notes: Half title of v. 5, pt. 6, 9, 11, 13, v. 6, pt. 3, v. 7, pt. 1-2 in Chinese characters: Zhongguo ke xue ji shu shi.
Volume 6, pt. 4 mislabeled on spine as: "vol. IV:4."
"Joseph Needham directly supervised the publication of seventeen books in the Science and Civilisation series, from the first volume, which appeared in 1954, through to Volume 6, Part III, which was in press at the time of his death in march 1995. The planning and preparation of further volumes continues. Responsibility for the commissioning and approval of work for publication in the series is now taken by the Publications Board of the Needham Research Institute in Cambridge."--Preliminary page, v. 6 pt. 4.
Description: <volumes 1-4; volumes 5, parts 1-7, 9, 11-13; volumes 6, parts 1-6; volumes 7, part 1-2 in 25> : illustrations, maps (some folded) ; 26 cm
Contents: Volume 1. Introductory orientations --
Volume 2. History of scientific thought --
Volume 3. Mathematics and the sciences of the heavens and the earth --
Volume 4. Physics and physical technology. Part 1. Physics ; Part 2. Mechanical engineering ; Part 3. Civil engineering and nautics --
Volume 5. Chemistry and chemical technology. Part 1. Paper and printing ; Part 2. Spagyrical discovery and invention : magisteries of gold and immortality ; Part 3. Spagyrical discovery and invention: historical survey from cinnabar elixers to synthetic insulin ; Part 4. Spagyrical discovery and invention: apparatus, theories and gifts ; Part 5. Spagyrical discovery and invention : physiological alchemy ; Part 6. Military technology : missiles and sieges ; Part 7. Military technology : the gunpowder epic ; Part 9. Textile technology : spinning and reeling ; Part 11. Ferrous metallurgy ; Part 12. Ceramic technology ; Part 13. Mining --
Volume 6. Biology and biological technology. Part 1. Botany ; Part 2. Agriculture ; Part 3. Agro-industries and forestry ; Agro-industries : sugarcsane technology ; Part 4. Traditional botany : an ethnobotanical approach / by Georges Métailié ; Part 5. Fermentations and food science ; Part 6. Medicine --
Volume 7. The social background. Part 1. Language and logic in traditional China ; Part 2. General conclusions and reflections.
Other Titles: Zhongguo ke xue ji shu shi.
Responsibility: by Joseph Needham.
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