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Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 3, Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth: Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth v. 3 (Hardback)

Joseph Needham

Edité par CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 1959
ISBN 10: 0521058015 / ISBN 13: 9780521058018
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Titre : Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 3,...

Éditeur : CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 1959

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. N° de réf. du libraire AAA9780521058018

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Synopsis : 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.

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