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Science and Civilisation in China Biology and Biological Technology: Volume 6: Agro-Industries and Forestry Part 3 (Hardback)
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Science and Civilisation in China Biology and Biological Technology: Volume 6: Agro-Industries and Forestry Part 3 (Hardback)

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Hardback 770 Pages / Published: 20/06/1996
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Volume 6. Part III of Science and Civilisation in China contains two separate works. The first, by Christian Daniels, is a comprehensive history of Chinese sugar cane technology from ancient times to the early twentieth century. Dr Daniels includes an account of the contribution of Chinese techniques and machinery to the development of world sugar technology in the pre-modern period, devoting special attention to the transfer of this technology to the countries of South-East and East Asia in the period after the sixteenth century. The second, by Nicholas K. Menzies, is a history of forestry in China. Dr Menzies identifies a tradition of forest management that can be traced to the earliest Chinese written records, and describes methods of silviculture and the major timber species used in Chinese forestry. A final section compares China's history of deforestation with the cases of Europe and Japan.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521419994
Number of pages: 770
Weight: 1612 g
Dimensions: 254 x 196 x 46 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'For this immense and astonishing work of erudition no praise can be too high ... we have a volume authoritative, fascinating and illuminating ... of contemporary Eastern and Western progress in the sciences.' W. M. Smart, Nature
'Needham's foresight continues to amaze us with his ability to discover in the ocean of datable Chinese literature so many facets of scientific knowledge.' Irish Astronomical Journal
"...valuable not only as a historical treatment; it contains a good description of the principal forest zones past and present,it identifies and discusses at length the principal forest species, and it provides information on a variety of related matters." Charles A. Peterson, Isis
"[An] astonishing and enduring study...[Needham brings] depth of emotion and technical finesse to his task." Jonathan Spence, New York Review of Books
"Perhaps the greatest single act of historical synthesis and intercultural communication ever attempted by one man." Laurence Picken, Cambridge University

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