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Needham, Joseph 1900-1995

Works: 819 works in 3,100 publications in 6 languages and 31,430 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Miscellanea  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Speaker, Creator, Translator, Contributor, Recipient, Compiler, Lithographer
Classifications: Q127.C5, 509.51
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Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )
607 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,624 libraries worldwide
How were Chinese pots made, glazed and fired? Why did China discover porcelain more than one thousand years before the West? What are the effects of China's influence on world ceramics? These questions and many more are answered in this lavishly-illustrated history of Chinese ceramic technology. The scene is set through the use of historical texts, archaeological excavation, and the principles of ceramic science. Chapters follow on the formation of clays and their relation to the underlying geologies of China, on firing, on manufacturing methods and sequences, on glazes, pigments and gilding, and on the impact of Chinese ceramic technology around the world, from the seventh to the twenty-first centuries. This is a volume unique in its coverage, which brings together research materials in several languages for the first time
Science, religion & reality by Joseph Needham( Book )
39 editions published between 1925 and 2003 in English and held by 1,305 libraries worldwide
A history of embryology by Joseph Needham( Book )
48 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in English and held by 1,023 libraries worldwide
Embryology in antiquity; Embryology from galen to the renaissance; Embryology in the seventeenth century; Embryology in the eighteenth century
The Chemistry of life; eight lectures on the history of biochemistry by Joseph Needham( Book )
31 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 996 libraries worldwide
This assembly of lectures, each on a major aspect of the development of biochemistry, should appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of science and the nature of living things. Seven of the eight lectures are by eminent biochemists and describe the development of their own subject from the inside; the eighth is a more general one by a professional historian of science. They contain a good deal of information not readily available elsewhere and do not require a special knowledge of biochemistry. The lectures were originally
The grand titration: science and society in East and West by Joseph Needham( Book )
44 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and French and held by 944 libraries worldwide
First published in 1969. The historical civilization of China is, with the Indian and European-Semitic, one of the three greatest in the world, yet only relatively recently has any enquiry been begun into its achievements in science and technology. Between the first and fifteenth centuries the Chinese were generally far in advance of Europe and it was not until the scientific revolution of the Renaissance that Europe drew ahead. Throughout those fifteen centuries, and ever since, the West has been profoundly affected by the discoveries and invention emanating from China and East Asia.>
Science in traditional China : a comparative perspective by Joseph Needham( Book )
22 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 867 libraries worldwide
The shorter Science and civilisation in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text by Joseph Needham( Book )
in English and held by 854 libraries worldwide
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 scholar and research worker than the general reader. This paperback version, abridged and re-written by Colin Ronan, makes this extremely important study accessible to a wider public. The present book covers the material treated in volumes I and II of Dr Needham's original work. The reader is introduced to the country of China, its history, geography and language, and an account is given of how scientific knowledge travelled between China and Europe. The major part of the book is then devoted to the history of scientific thought in China itself. Beginning with ancient times, it describes the milieu in which arose the schools of the Confucians, Taoists, Mohists, Logicians and Legalists. We are thus brought on to the fundamental ideas which dominated scientific thinking in the Chinese Middle Ages, to the doctrines of the Two Forces (Yin and Yang) and the Five Elements (wu hsing), to the impact of the sceptical tradition and Buddhist and Neo-Confucian thought.--Publisher description
Chinese science; explorations of an ancient tradition by Shigeru Nakayama( Book )
9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 758 libraries worldwide
Clerks and craftsmen in China and the west: lectures and addresses on the history of science and technology by Joseph Needham( Book )
24 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 743 libraries worldwide
Biochemistry and morphogenesis by Joseph Needham( Book )
26 editions published between 1942 and 1980 in English and held by 683 libraries worldwide
Order and life by Joseph Needham( Book )
34 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 libraries worldwide
Heavenly clockwork; the great astronomical clocks of medieval China by Joseph Needham( Book )
29 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in English and held by 677 libraries worldwide
"A reissue with a new foreword and supplement, of a modern classic published in 1960. The invention of the mechanical clock was one of the most important turning points in the history of science and technology. This study revealed six centuries of mechanical clockwork preceding the first mechanical escapement clocks of the West of about AD 1300. Detailed and fully illustrated accounts of elaborate Chinese clocks are accompanied by a discussion of the social context of the Chinese inventions and an assessment of their possible transmission to medieval Europe. For this revised edition, Dr Joseph Needham has contributed a new foreword on recent research and perceptions. In a supplement John H. Combridge details a modern reconstruction of Su Sung's timekeeping device, which together with textual studies modifies our understanding of this important early technology."--Publisher's information
Background to modern science; ten lectures at Cambridge arranged by the History of science committee, 1936 by Joseph Needham( Book )
31 editions published between 1938 and 1975 in English and German and held by 639 libraries worldwide
Changing perspectives in the history of science: essays in honour of Joseph Needham by Mikuláš Teich( Book )
11 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 libraries worldwide
Moulds of understanding : a pattern of natural philosophy by Joseph Needham( Book )
14 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and held by 495 libraries worldwide
Chemical embryology by Joseph Needham( Book )
24 editions published between 1931 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 libraries worldwide
Within the four seas: the dialogue of East and West by Joseph Needham( Book )
26 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 libraries worldwide
Contrasts and similarities between China and Europe and the ideas they have of each other
Time: the refreshing river (essays and addresses, 1932-1942) by Joseph Needham( Book )
23 editions published between 1943 and 1948 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Celestial lancets : a history and rationale of acupuncture and moxa by Gwei-Djen Lu( Book )
25 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Moxibustion / Geschichte
Trans-Pacific echoes and resonances : listening once again by Joseph Needham( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
This monograph is a review of the present state of knowledge of the relationships and consequences of over 25 centuries of interactions between the Amerindian and Asean Circum-Pacific regions. A fascinating, special case of previous work by two Asianists on similar themes of the Euro-Asian Continental land mass, providing the theoretical framework within which the complexities of cultural cross-pattern are studied. The subjects dicussed individually begin with the elements of recording and writing, continuing through the arts, religion, folklore and an eventual examination of the natural scienc
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controlled identity Holorenshaw, Henry, 1900-1995

Holorenshaw, Henry.
Holorenshaw Henry 1900-1995
Holorenshaw, Henry, pseud. de Joseph Needham
Joseph Needham
Joseph Needham biochimiste, historien des sciences, sinologue
Joseph Needham bioquimico ingles
Joseph Needham britischer Sinologe und Biochemiker
Joseph Needham Brits historicus (1900-1995)
Joseph Needham storico della scienza, biochimico e orientalista inglese
Li, Yaose 1900-1995
Li Ynese 1900-1995
Li, Yo-sê 1900-1995
Li Yue se 1900-1995
Li, Yueeh-se 1900-1995
Li, Yüeh-se.
Li, Yüeh-se 1900-1995
Li, Yüeh-she 1900-1995
Li, Yuese 1900-1995
Li, Yuesi 1900-1995
Liyuese 1900-1995
Needham, J.
Needham, Joseph
Needham, Joseph, 1900-
Needham, Joseph 1900-1995
Needham, Noël Joseph Terence Montgomery
Needham Noel Joseph Terence Montgomery 1900-1995
Needham, Noël Joseph Terence Montgomery, n. 1900
Ni, Yüeh-se 1900-1995
Ni, Yuese 1900-1995
Nīdamu, Jozefu
Nīdamu, Jozefu 1900-1995
Sheng, Jung Tzu
Sheng, Jung Tzu 1900-1995
Sheng, Rongzi 1900-1995
Shengrongzi 1900-1995
Tzu, Sheng Jung.
Tzu, Sheng Jung 1900-1995
Джоузеф Нийдам
Нидэм, Джозеф
ג'וזף נידהם
جوزف نیدهام
جوزيف نيدام
جوزيف نيدهام، 1900-1995
जोसेफ नीधम
니덤, 조셉 1900-1995
니덤, 조지프 1900-1995
니이담, 죠셉 1900-1995
이, 약슬 1900-1995
조지프 니덤
ニ-ダム, ジョゼフ 1900-1995
ニーダム, J
ニーダム, ジョゼフ
倪約瑟 1900-1995
勝冗子, 1900-1995
李, 約瑟
李 約瑟 1900-1995
李约瑟, 1900-1995
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French (18)
German (8)
Italian (2)
Thai (1)
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