The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 4

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Digesting the main sections of Volume IV of Dr. Needham's magnum opus, this book is concerned with the immense advances made in early and medieval China in mechanical engineering. It discusses in simple but eminently readable terms the status of engineers, their tools and materials, then basic mechanical principles, followed by machinery powered by animals, man and even by steam, vehicles for land transport, six centuries of hidden clockwork, windmills and aeronautics. Since China was far ahead of the West in ancient and ...

The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 4 2003, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521329958

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The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 4 2003, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521338738

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