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Science and Civilisation in China

Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 3. Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth

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  • Date Published: January 1959
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521058018

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  • After two volumes mainly introductory, Dr Needham now embarks upon his systematic study of the development of the natural sciences in China. The Sciences of the Earth follow: geography and cartography, geology, seismology and mineralogy. Dr Needham distinguishes parallel traditions of scientific cartography and religious cosmography in East and West, discussing orbocentric wheel-maps, the origins of the rectangular grid system, sailing charts and relief maps, Chinese survey methods, and the impact of Renaissance cartography on the East. Finally-and here Dr Needham's work has no Western predecessors-there are full accounts of the Chinese contribution to geology and mineralogy.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1959
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521058018
    • length: 926 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 196 x 67 mm
    • weight: 2.35kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations List of tables
    List of abbreviations
    Author's note
    19. Mathematics
    20. Astronomy
    21. Meteorology
    22. The Sciences of the Earth
    23. Geography and cartography
    24. Geology (and related sciences)
    25. Seismology
    26. Mineralogy
    General index.

  • Author

    Joseph Needham

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