Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 5: Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part IV: Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Apparatus, Theories and Gifts

By: Joseph Needham with the Collaboration of Ho Ping-Yu, Lu Gwei-Djen and Nathan Sivin

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The fifth volume of Dr Needham’s immense undertaking, like the fourth, is subdivided into parts for ease of assimilation and presentation, each part bound and published separately. The volume as a whole covers the subjects of alchemy, early chemistry, and chemical technology (which includes military invention, especially gunpowder and rockets; paper and printing; textiles; mining and metallurgy; the salt industry; and ceramics). Contents List of illustrations; List of tables; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Author’s note; 33. Alchemy and chemistry (continued); Bibliographies; General index. Printed Pages: 804.

Title: Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 5: Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part IV: Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Apparatus, Theories and Gifts

Author Name: Joseph Needham with the Collaboration of Ho Ping-Yu, Lu Gwei-Djen and Nathan Sivin

Categories: Science,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 1980

ISBN: 052108573X

ISBN 13: 9780521085731

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 20 Cms x 26 Cms

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Keywords: China Civilisation Civilization