Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 3, Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth by Joseph NeedhamScience and Civilisation in China: Volume 3, Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth by Joseph Needham

Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 3, Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the…

byJoseph Needham

Hardcover | January 1, 1959

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After two volumes mainly introductory, Dr Needham now embarks upon his systematic study of the development of the natural sciences in China. The Sciences of the Earth follow: geography and cartography, geology, seismology and mineralogy. Dr Needham distinguishes parallel traditions of scientific cartography and religious cosmography in East and West, discussing orbocentric wheel-maps, the origins of the rectangular grid system, sailing charts and relief maps, Chinese survey methods, and the impact of Renaissance cartography on the East. Finally-and here Dr Needham's work has no Western predecessors-there are full accounts of the Chinese contribution to geology and mineralogy.
Title:Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 3, Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the…Format:HardcoverDimensions:926 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 2.64 inPublished:January 1, 1959Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521058015

ISBN - 13:9780521058018

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations List of tables; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Author's note; 19. Mathematics; 20. Astronomy; 21. Meteorology; 22. The Sciences of the Earth; 23. Geography and cartography; 24. Geology (and related sciences); 25. Seismology; 26. Mineralogy; Addenda; Bibliographies; General index.