Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 1: Introductory Orientations Joseph Needham

ISBN: 9780521057998

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Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 1: Introductory Orientations  by  Joseph Needham

Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 1: Introductory Orientations by Joseph Needham
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Dr Joseph Needhams account of the Chinese achievement in science & technology will stand as one of the great works of our time. Its been acclaimed by specialists in both East & West & also by readers with wider & more generalMoreDr Joseph Needhams account of the Chinese achievement in science & technology will stand as one of the great works of our time. Its been acclaimed by specialists in both East & West & also by readers with wider & more general interests.

The text, based on research of a high critical quality, is supported by many hundreds of illustrations & is imbued with a warm appreciation of China. Volume 1 is an introductory volume, in which Needham prepares his readers for the study of a whole human culture.

He begins by examining the structure of the Chinese language- he reviews the geography of China & the long history of its people, & discusses the scientific contacts which have occurred throughout the centuries, between Europe & E. Asia.



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