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The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China :  Volume 3 - Colin A. Ronan

The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China

Volume 3

Paperback Published: 29th September 1986
ISBN: 9780521315609
Number Of Pages: 312

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This third volume of Colin Ronan"s abridgement of Joseph Needham"s monumental work is devoted to Chinese contributions to nautical science and technology. In the original text, these subjects were dealt with in separate parts; in this abridgement they are coveniently presented in a single unified account. The book opens with an examination of what is perhaps the greatest single contribution of Chinese civilisation to nautical science, the magnetic compass. Then follow chapters on navigation, nautical history, and voyages and discoveries, together with design and methods of construction of Chinese shipping. A final chapter looks at nautical technology in war and peace. In the original text, the material covered here appeared in Volume IV Part I and Volume IV Part 3. In abridging the text, the opportunity has been taken to include the official Pin Yin transliterations alongside those of the original work.

List of illustrations
List of tables
Preface
Magnetism and electricity
Nautical technology
Voyages and discovieries
Navigation
Propulsion
Steering
Techniques of peace and war afloat
Table of Chinese dynasties
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521315609
ISBN-10: 0521315603
Series: Shorter Science and Civilisation in China : Book 3
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 29th September 1986
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.99 x 15.32  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Type: Abridged

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