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Needham, Joseph 1900-1995

Works: 832 works in 2,663 publications in 11 languages and 30,632 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Biography  Miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Creator, Contributor, Director, Originator, Speaker, Compiler, Translator
Classifications: Q127.C5, 509.51
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Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )
243 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Science, religion & reality by Joseph Needham( Book )
48 editions published between 1925 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The grand titration: science and society in East and West by Joseph Needham( Book )
74 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,173 WorldCat member 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.>
The shorter Science and civilisation in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text by Joseph Needham( Book )
57 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,132 WorldCat member 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
A history of embryology by Joseph Needham( Book )
38 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member 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 )
25 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,015 WorldCat member 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
Science in traditional China : a comparative perspective by Joseph Needham( Book )
22 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chinese science; explorations of an ancient tradition by Shigeru Nakayama( Book )
6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clerks and craftsmen in China and the west: lectures and addresses on the history of science and technology by Joseph Needham( Book )
20 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biochemistry and morphogenesis by Joseph Needham( Book )
26 editions published between 1942 and 1980 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Order and life by Joseph Needham( Book )
30 editions published between 1936 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heavenly clockwork; the great astronomical clocks of medieval China by Joseph Needham( Book )
23 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member 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
Changing perspectives in the history of science: essays in honour of Joseph Needham by Mikuláš Teich( Book )
15 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Background to modern science; ten lectures at Cambridge arranged by the History of science committee, 1936 by Joseph Needham( Book )
23 editions published between 1938 and 1940 in English and German and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moulds of understanding : a pattern of natural philosophy by Joseph Needham( Book )
19 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chemical embryology by Joseph Needham( Book )
33 editions published between 1913 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Within the four seas: the dialogue of East and West by Joseph Needham( Book )
24 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member 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 )
21 editions published between 1943 and 1948 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Celestial lancets : a history and rationale of acupuncture and moxa by Gwei-Djen Lu( Book )
17 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using modern knowledge to shed light on ancient techniques, this text examines two of the earliest therapeutic techniques of Chinese medicine: acupuncture and moxibustion. Acupuncture is the implantation of very thin needles into subcutaneous connective tissue and muscle at a great number of different points on the body's surface; moxibustion is the burning of Artemisia tinder (moxa) either directly on the skin or just above it. For 2500 years the Chinese have used both techniques to relieve pain and to heal a wide variety of illnesses and malfunctions. Providing a full historical account of a
The development of iron and steel technology in China by Joseph Needham( Book )
26 editions published between 1958 and 1975 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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controlled identity Holorenshaw, Henry, 1900-1995

Holorenshaw, Henry.
Holorenshaw, Henry 1900-1995
Holorenshaw, Henry pseud. de Joseph Needham
Joseph Needham
Li, Yaose, 1900-1995
Li Ynese 1900-1995
Li, Yo-sê 1900-1995
Li, Yueeh-se 1900-1995
Li, Yüeh-se.
Li, Yüeh-se 1900-1995
Li, Yüeh-she 1900-1995
Li, Yuese, 1900-1995
Liyuese 1900-1995
Needham, J.
Needham, Joseph
Needham, Joseph, 1900-
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
Nidamu, Jozefu.
Nīdamu, Jozefu 1900-1995
Sheng, Jung Tzu
Sheng, Jung Tzu 1900-1995
Shengrongzi 1900-1995
Tzu, Sheng Jung.
Tzu, Sheng Jung 1900-1995
جوزيف نيدهام، 1900-1995.
ニーダム, J
ニーダム, ジョゼフ
李, 約瑟
李, 約瑟 1900-1995
李約瑟 1900-1995
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