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The Shorter science and civilisation in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text. Volume 2

Author: Colin Alistair Ronan
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : English
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This second volume looks in detail at the early Chinese contributions to the sciences. The book begins with mathematics and goes on to discuss the sciences of astronomy, meteorology and the Earth  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Alistair Ronan
ISBN: 0521315360 9780521315364
OCLC Number: 490466791
Notes: Ce présent vol. représente le contenu du vol. III et la section 1 du vol. IV de l'édition complète : mathematics, astronomy, meteorology, geography & map-making, geology & related sciences, physics (excluding electricity & magnetism).
Autre(s) tirage(s) : 1985, 1992, 1995.
Description: 1 vol. (459 p) ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations; List of tables; Preface; 1. Mathematics; 2. The sciences of the heavens: (i) astronomy; 3. The sciences of the heavens: (ii) meteorology; 4. The sciences of the earth: (i) geography and map-making; 5. The sciences of the earth: (ii) geology and related sciences; 6. Physics; Table of Chinese dynastics; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Colin A. Ronan.

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