As Dr Needham's immense undertaking gathers momentum it has been found necessary to subdivide volumes into parts, each bound and published separately. The first two parts of Volume IV deal respectively with the physical sciences and with the diverse applications of physics in the many branches of mechanical engineering. The third deals with civil and hydraulic engineering and with nautical technology.
, Ling Wang
Cambridge University Press
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Series: Science and Civilisation in China
31 May 1971
Professional and scholarly
List of illustrations; List of tables; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Author's note; 28. Civil engineering; 29. Nautical technology; Bibliographies; General index.
Reviews for Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 4, Physics and Physical Technology, Part 3, Civil Engineering and Nautics
[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