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Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology, Part 1, Botany

Joseph Needham (Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge) Lu Gwei-Djen (Robinson College, Cambridge) Huang Hsing-Tsung

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Cambridge University Press
07 April 1986
History; History of science
The sixth volume of Dr Needham's immense undertaking, like the fourth and fifth, is subdivided into parts for ease of presentation and assimilation, each part bound and published separately. The volume as a whole covers the subjects of biology and biological technology (which includes botany and agriculture, zoology, all aspects of medicine, and pharmaceutics).
By:   Joseph Needham (Gonville and Caius College Cambridge)
With:   Lu Gwei-Djen (Robinson College Cambridge)
Contributions by:   Huang Hsing-Tsung
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 310mm,  Width: 211mm,  Spine: 62mm
Weight:   1.830kg
ISBN:   9780521087315
ISBN 10:   0521087317
Series:   Science and Civilisation in China
Pages:   756
Publication Date:   07 April 1986
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology, Part 1, Botany

Delve into Needham's delightful prose, and be awed with him at the wondrous things Chinese science and civilization have wrought. Michael T. Stieber, Huntia [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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