The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China. An Abridgement by Colin A. Ronan of Joseph Needham's Original Text. Volume I - 5. JOSEPH NEEDHAM.

The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China. An Abridgement by Colin A. Ronan of Joseph Needham's Original Text. Volume I - 5.

Cambridge. Cambridge Uni Press. (c.1984). Reprint. Stock ID #170999

5 volumes in paperback. Volume I: Volumes I and II of the Major Series. Maps, black and white photographic illustrations, tables, xi + 326pp, bibliography, index. Volume II: Volume III and a Section of Volume IV, Part I of the Major Series. ix + 459pp, index. Volume III: A Section of Volume IV, Part I and a Section of Volume IV, Part 3 of the Major Series. 298pp, table, index, bibliography, bumped lower-right front cover. Volume IV: The Main Sections of Volume IV, Part 2 of the Major Series. Engineers: Their Status, tools and Materials; Basic Mechanical Principles and Types of Machines; Land Transport; Clockwork; Windmills and Aeronautics. 333pp, index. Volume V: The First Section of Volume IV, Part 3. The Final Section of Volume IV, Part 2 of the Major Series. Roads, Walls & the Great Wall, Building Technology, Bridges, Hydraulic Engineering II - Water-raising Machinery & Water as a Power Source. Black and white photographic illustrations, xv + 364pp, bibliography, index. A little light wear at corners, a very good paperback set. An abridged edition of this classic history of scientific thought in China. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 170999).

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