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Science and civilisation in China

Author: Joseph Needham; Ling Wang; Dieter Kuhn; Tsuen-hsuin Tsien; et al
Publisher: Cambridge [etc.] : Cambridge University Press, 1954-
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Needham; Ling Wang; Dieter Kuhn; Tsuen-hsuin Tsien; et al
ISBN: 052105799X 9780521057998 0521058007 9780521058001 0521058015 9780521058018 0521058023 9780521058025 0521058031 9780521058032 0521070600 9780521070607 0521086906 9780521086905 0521085713 9780521085717 0521210283 9780521210287 052108573X 9780521085731 0521085748 9780521085748 052132727X 9780521327275 0521303583 9780521303583 0521320216 9780521320214 9780521875660 0521875668 0521838339 9780521838337 0521580005 9780521580007 0521838339 9780521087315 0521087317 0521652707 9780521652704 9780521632621 0521632625 0521087325 9780521087322 9780521571432 052157143X
OCLC Number: 1041463369
Notes: Reimpressions: 1956, 1959, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006.
Description: v. : il., fot., mapes + 2 mapes.
Contents: Conté: 1. Introductory orientations. 2. History of scientific thought. 3. Mathematics and the sciences of the heavens and the earth. 4. Physics and physical technology. 4.1. Physics. 4.2. Mechanical engineering. 4.3. Civil engineering and nautics. 5.1. Paper and printing / Tsien Tsuen-Hsuin. 5.2. Spagyrical discovery and invention: magisteries of gold and immortality. 5.3. Spagyrical discovery and invention: Historical survey, from cinnabar elixirs to synthetic insulin. 5.4. Spagyrical discovery and invention: apparatus, theories and gifts. 5.5. Spagyrical discovery and invention: physiological alchemy. 5.6. Military technology: missiles and sieges. 5.7. Military technology: the gunpowder epic. 5.9. Textile technology: spinning and reeling / by Dieter Kuhn. 5.11. Ferrous metallurgy. 5.12. Ceramic technology. 5.13. Mining / by Peter J. Golas. 6. Biology and biological technology. 6.1. Botany. 6.5. Fermentations and food science. 6.6. Medicine. ; 7.1. Language and logic ; 7.2. General conclusions and reflections.
Responsibility: by Joseph Needham ; with the research assistance of Wang Ling ... [et al.].

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