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Shorter Science and Civilisation in China

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ISBN-10: 0521315603

ISBN-13: 9780521315609

Edition: 1986 (Abridged)

Authors: Colin A. Ronan

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This third volume of Colin Ronan's abridgement of Joseph Needham's monumental work is devoted to Chinese contributions to nautical science and technology. In the original text, these subjects were dealt with in separate parts; in this abridgement they are coveniently presented in a single unified account. The book opens with an examination of what is perhaps the greatest single contribution of Chinese civilisation to nautical science, the magnetic compass. Then follow chapters on navigation, nautical history, and voyages and discoveries, together with design and methods of construction of Chinese shipping. A final chapter looks at nautical technology in war and peace. In the original text,…    
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Book details

List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/25/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
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