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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Joseph Needham; Ping-Yü Ho; Gwei-Djen Lu; Nathan Sivin
|Description:||XLVIII, 772 S : Ill., graph. Darst.|
|Contents:||List of illustrations; List of tables; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Author's note; 33. Alchemy and chemistry (continued); Bibliographies; General index.|
|Series Title:||Science and civilisation in China; Chemistry and chemical technology|
"[An] astonishing and enduring study...[Needham brings] depth of emotion and technical finesse to his task." Jonathan Spence, New York Review of Books "Perhaps the greatest single act of historical