Ronan, Colin: THE SHORTER SCIENCE AND CIVILISATION IN CHINA. Volume 5. Cambridge, 1995. xvi, 364 pp. 389-527 b/w illustrations (including many plates). Tables, bibliography, index. 24x16 cm. Cloth.
The shortened version of Joseph Needham's monumental work is still a substantial and informative contribution to knowledge, although 'prepared with a general non-scientific readership in mind'. This volume covers the first sections of Volume IV, part 3 and the final section of Volume IV, part 2 of its original: Roads; Walls and the Great Wall; Building Technology; Bridges; Hydraulic Engineering: I - Control, construction and maintenance of waterways; II - Water-raising machinery and water as a power source.
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Was item 565 in printed List 190.
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