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1 Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 5: Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part IV: Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Apparatus, Theories and Gifts

Joseph Needham with the Collaboration of Ho Ping-Yu, Lu Gwei-Djen and Nathan Sivin

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1980, 0-521-08573-X / 9780521085731, First Edition, Hard Cover, Very Good, Very Good, 20 Cms x 26 Cms 
The fifth volume of Dr Needham’s immense undertaking, like the fourth, is subdivided into parts for ease of assimilation and presentation, 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 and rockets; paper and printing; textiles; mining and metallurgy; the salt industry; and ceramics). Contents List of illustrations; List of tables; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Author’s note; 33. Alchemy and chemistry (continued); Bibliographies; General index. Printed Pages: 804. 003646

Price: 350.00 USD
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