Ronan, Colin: THE SHORTER SCIENCE AND CIVILISATION IN CHINA. Volume 4. Cambridge, 1994. xv, 334 pp. 247-388 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 main sections of Volume IV, part 2 of its original: Engineers: their status, tools and materials; Basic mechanical principles and types of machines; Land transport; Clockwork; and Windmills and aeronautics.
Item 564 in List 204.
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