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Shorter Science and Civilisation in China

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ISBN-10: 0521315360

ISBN-13: 9780521315364

Edition: Abridged 

Authors: Colin A. Ronan

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In the second volume of his abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text, Colin Ronan looks in detail at the early Chinese contributions to various sciences. The first section deals with mathematics, and it is shown that the Chinese works were comparable with the pre-Renaissance achievements of the old world. This account is written with the non-mathematician in mind. The text is next concerned with the sciences of astronomy and meteorology, followed by the Earth sciences: geography, cartography, geology, seismology and mineralogy. Volume 2 closes with a description of some aspects of Chinese physics, including their predilection for the wave theory as opposed to particles, metrology,…    
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/20/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

List of illustrations
List of tables
Preface
Magnetism and electricity
Nautical technology
Voyages and discovieries
Navigation
Propulsion
Steering
Techniques of peace and war afloat
Table of Chinese dynasties
Bibliography
Index