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

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9780521292863


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0521292867


Publisher:  Cambridge University Press
Summary: 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 mineralogy. Volume 2 closes with a description of some aspects of Chinese physics, including their predilection for the wave theory as opposed to particles, metrology, statics, hydrostatics, heat, light and sound.

Ronan, Colin A. is the author of Shorter Science and Civilisation in China An Abridgement of Joseph Needham's Original Text, published under ISBN 9780521292863 and 0521292867. Three hundred seven Shorter Science and Civilisation in China An Abridgement of Joseph Needham's Original Text textbooks are available for sale on ValoreBooks.com, one hundred seven used from the cheapest price of $8.52, or buy new starting at $55.38.
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Shorter Science and Civilisation in China An Abridgement of Joseph Needham's Original Text

ISBN-13: 9780521292863


ISBN: 0521292867


Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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