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Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 4, Physics and Physical Technology, Part 1, Physics

Joseph Needham

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Cambridge University Press
03 March 1962
History; History of science
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.
By:   Joseph Needham
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 310mm,  Width: 208mm,  Spine: 46mm
Weight:   1.230kg
ISBN:   9780521058025
ISBN 10:   0521058023
Series:   Science and Civilisation in China
Pages:   468
Publication Date:   03 March 1962
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 4, Physics and Physical Technology, Part 1, Physics

[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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