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Science in traditional China : a comparative perspective

Author: Joseph Needham
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1981.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Needham, Joseph, 1900-1995.
Science in traditional China.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1981
(OCoLC)608139005
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Needham
ISBN: 0674794389 9780674794382 0674794397 9780674794399
OCLC Number: 7737781
Description: x, 134 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The epic of gunpowder and firearms, developing from alchemy --
Comparative macrobiotics --
The history and rationale of acupuncture and moxibustion --
Attitudes toward time and change as compared with Europe --
Appendix: Table of Chinese dynasties.
Responsibility: Joseph Needham.

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Freewheeling, amusing, constantly alert and rarely dogmatic ... Needham keeps the reader aware of the place of China within a comparative context of global scientific discovery... [a] stimulating Read more...

 
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