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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 - Science and Civilisation in China (Hardback)
  • 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 - Science and Civilisation in China (Hardback)
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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 - Science and Civilisation in China (Hardback)

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Hardback 516 Pages / Published: 13/05/1976
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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).

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521210287
Number of pages: 516
Weight: 1355 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 39 mm


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"[An] astonishing and enduring study...[Needham brings] depth of emotion and technical finesse to his task." Jonathan Spence, New York Review of Books
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