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Science in Traditional China

Science in Traditional China( )
Author: Needham, Joseph
ISBN:978-0-674-79439-9
Publication Date:Jan 1981
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $48.99
Book Description:

The world's preeminent authority on Chinese science explores the philosophy, social structure, arts, crafts, and even military strategies that form our understanding of Chinese science, making instructive comparisons along the way to similar elements of Indian, Hellenistic, and Arabic cultures. A major portion of the book concentrates on Taoist alchemy that led not only to the invention of gunpowder and firearms, but also, through the search for macrobiotic life-elixirs, to the rise of...
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Book Details
Pages:144
Detailed Subjects: Science / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.24 x 22.86 x 1.143 cm
Book Weight:0.2 Kilograms



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