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The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China: An Abridgement of Joseph Needham's Original Text

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In the second volume of his abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text, Colin Ronan looks in detail at the early Chinese contributions to various sciences. The first section deals with mathematics, and it is shown that the Chinese works were comparable with the pre-Renaissance achievements of the old world. This account is written with the non-mathematician in mind. The text is next concerned with the sciences of astronomy and meteorology, followed by the Earth sciences: geography, cartography, geology, seismology and ...

The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China: An Abridgement of Joseph Needham's Original Text 1985, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521315364

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