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Shorter Science and Civilisation in China

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ISBN-10: 0521338735

ISBN-13: 9780521338738

Edition: 1994 (Abridged)

Authors: Colin A. Ronan

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Digesting the main sections of Volume IV of Dr. Needham's magnum opus, this book is concerned with the immense advances made in early and medieval China in mechanical engineering. It discusses in simple but eminently readable terms the status of engineers, their tools and materials, then basic mechanical principles, followed by machinery powered by animals, man and even by steam, vehicles for land transport, six centuries of hidden clockwork, windmills and aeronautics. Since China was far ahead of the West in ancient and medieval times, this volume helps make clear the immense debt owed by Western civilization to the Chinese. Such debts included the important mechanical principles of…    
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/24/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 0.79" wide x 9.02" long x 5.98" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of illustrations
List of tables
Magnetism and electricity
Nautical technology
Voyages and discovieries
Techniques of peace and war afloat
Table of Chinese dynasties