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Science and civilisation in China

Author: Joseph Needham; Ling Wang
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : University Press, 1954-<2008>
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: 052132727X 9780521327275 9780521875660 0521875668 0521652707 9780521652704 0521320216 9780521320214 9780521250764 0521250765 0521419999 9780521419994 0521087325 9780521087322 9780521303583 0521303583 9780521571432 052157143X 9780521057998 052105799X 0521632625 9780521632621
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.
Description: <volumes 1-4; volumes 5, pts. 1-7, 9, 11, 13; volumes 6, pts. 1-3, 6; volumes 7, pt. l -2 in 20> : illustrations, maps (some folded) ; 26 cm
Contents: v. 1. Introductory orientations --
v. 2. History of scientific thought --
v. 3. Mathematics and the sciences of the heavens and the earth --
v. 4. Physics and physical technology --
v. 5. Chemistry and chemical technology --
v. 5 pt. 12. Ceramic technology --
v. 5. pt. 13. Chemistry and chemical technology --
v. 6. Biology and biological technology. pt. 1. Botony --
pt. 2. Agriculture --
pt. 5. Fermentations and food science --
pt. 6. Medicine --
v. 7. pt. 1. Language and logic --
v. 7. pt. 2. General conclusions and reflections.
Other Titles: Zhongguo ke xue ji shu shi.
Responsibility: by Joseph Needham.
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