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

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

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003646

ISBN: 0-521-08573-X

Condition: Very Good

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; Gen... View more info