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Science and Civilisation in China

Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 4. Physics and Physical Technology

Part 1. Physics

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Part of Science and Civilisation in China

  • Date Published: January 1962
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521058025

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  • Dr Needham's fourth volume traces the development of physics and physical technology in ancient and medieval China. It is conveniently divided into three separate parts, the present volume, IV:1, dealing with physics as such, IV:2 with mechanical engineering and IV:3 with civil engineering and nautics.

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    "[An] astonishing and enduring study...[Needham brings] depth of emotion and technical finesse to his task."
    Jonathan Spence, New York Review of Books

    "Perhaps the greatest single act of historical synthesis and intercultural communication ever attempted by one man."
    Laurence Picken, Cambridge University

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    • Date Published: January 1962
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521058025
    • length: 468 pages
    • dimensions: 310 x 208 x 46 mm
    • weight: 1.23kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    List of tables
    List of abbreviations
    Acknowledgements
    Author's note
    26. Physics
    Bibliographies
    General index.

  • Author

    Joseph Needham

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