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Author Temple, Robert K. G.

Title The genius of China : 3,000 years of science, discovery & invention / by Robert Temple ; introduction by Joseph Needham.

Imprint London : Andre Deutsch, 2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  509.51 T247g 2007    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition Third edition.
Description 288 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portrait ; 27 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
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Note Includes index.
Contents Agriculture -- Astronomy and cartography -- Engineering -- Domestic and industrial technology -- Medicine and health -- Mathematics -- Magnetism -- The physical sciences -- Transportation and exploration -- Sound and music -- Warfare.
Summary "It is one of the ironies of history that the Chinese, who had all the ingredients for modern science long before the Renaissance, failed to build on their immense knowledge. Today, very few people are aware of the vast body of Chinese invention. The suspension bridge, the fishing reel, the stirrup, the parachute, paper money, playing cards, the decimal system, the seismograph, negative numbers, brandy, rudders, cranks, movable type, matches, steroids as drugs, propellers, biological pest control--all these and many more were Chinese inventions. Based on the peerless scholarship of Dr. Joseph Needham, the world's foremost authority on Chinese science, this volume traces the stunning achievements of ancient and medieval China"--Publisher's description.
Subject Inventions -- China -- History.
China -- Civilization.
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Inventions. (OCoLC)fst00977993
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780233002026 (hbk.)
0233002022 (hbk.)

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