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The shorter Science and civilisation in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text

Author: Joseph Needham; Colin A Ronan
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1978-<1995>
Series: Volume 2 contains Volume III and a section of Volume IV, Part I. of the major series.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Needham, Joseph, 1900-1995.
Shorter Science and civilisation in China.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1978-<1995>
(OCoLC)705803290
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Needham; Colin A Ronan
ISBN: 0521218217 9780521218214 0521292867 9780521292863 0521235820 9780521235822 0521462142 9780521462143 052146773X 9780521467735 0521315360 9780521315364 0521252725 9780521252720 0521315603 9780521315609
OCLC Number: 3345021
Notes: Volume 2 contains Volume III and a section of Volume IV, Part 1 of the major series.
Volume 3 contains a section of Volume IV, part I, and a section of Volume IV, part 3 of the major series; volume 4 contains the main sections of volume IV, part 2 of the major series.
Volume 5 contains the first section of volume IV, part 3, and the final section of volume IV, part 2 of the major series.
Description: volumes <1-5> : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: V. 1. Vol. 1 and 2 of the major series --
v. 2. Vol. 3 and a section of vol. 4, pt. 1 of the major series --
v. 3. Vol. 4, pt. 1 and a section of vol. 4, pt. 3 of the major series --
v. 4. The main sections of vol. 4, pt. 2 of the major series.
Series Title: Volume 2 contains Volume III and a section of Volume IV, Part I. of the major series.
Responsibility: Colin A. Ronan.
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