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Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 5: Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part IV: Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Apparatus, Theories and Gifts

Joseph Needham with the Collaboration of Ho Ping-Yu, Lu Gwei-Djen and Nathan Sivin

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ISBN 10: 052108573X / ISBN 13: 9780521085731
Editorial: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1980
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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The fifth volume of Dr Needham’s immense undertaking, like the fourth, is subdivided into parts for ease of assimilation and presentation, each part bound and published separately. The volume as a whole covers the subjects of alchemy, early chemistry, and chemical technology (which includes military invention, especially gunpowder and rockets; paper and printing; textiles; mining and metallurgy; the salt industry; and ceramics). Contents List of illustrations; List of tables; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Author’s note; 33. Alchemy and chemistry (continued); Bibliographies; General index. Printed Pages: 804. Size: 20 Cms x 26 Cms. N° de ref. de la librería 003646

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Título: Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 5:...

Editorial: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

Año de publicación: 1980

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Very Good

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The fifth volume of Dr Needham's immense undertaking, like the fourth, is subdivided into parts for ease of assimilation and presentation, each part bound and published separately. The volume as a whole covers the subjects of alchemy, early chemistry, and chemical technology (which includes military invention, especially gunpowder and rockets; paper and printing; textiles; mining and metallurgy; the salt industry; and ceramics).

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Joseph Needham, who died in 1995, was the greatest British historian of China of the last 100 years. His Science and Civilisation in China series caused a seismic shift in western perceptions of China, which was revealed as perhaps the world's most scientifically and technically productive country in pre-modern times. But why did the scientific and industrial revolutions not happen in China? In the concluding volume of this series, Joseph Needham reflects on possible answers to this question and gives fascinating insights into his great intellectual quest.

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