Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part 3, Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Historical Survey from Cinnabar Elixirs to Synthetic Insulin, Volume 3; Volume 5

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Cambridge University Press, May 13, 1976 - Science - 516 pages
The fifth volume of Dr Needham's immense undertaking, like the fourth, is subdivided into parts for ease of presentation and assimilation, 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; paper and printing; textiles; mining and metallurgy; the salt industry; and ceramics).

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Science and Civilization in China (1954–2008) is a series of 27 books by Joseph Needham dealing with the history of science and technology in China. Since 1954, Needham and an international team of ... Read full review

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Joseph Needham was a biochemist at Cambridge in the 1920s and 30s before, by his own account, he fell in love with the Chinese language and country and set out in the 1950s to devote the rest of his ... Read full review

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