Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology, Part 1, Botany

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 6, 1986 - Science - 756 pages
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The sixth volume of Dr Needham's immense undertaking, like the fourth and fifth, is subdivided into parts for ease of presentation and assimilation, each part bound and published separately. The volume as a whole covers the subjects of biology and biological technology (which includes botany and agriculture, zoology, all aspects of medicine, and pharmaceutics).
  

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Contents

BOTANY page i
1
b The setting Chinas plant geography p
23
c Botanical linguistics p
117
d The literature and its content p
182
BIBLIOGRAPHIES
555
GENERAL INDEX
663
Table of Chinese Dynasties
709
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Page 650 - Agriculture ; or, the Culture, Preparation, Commerce, and Consumption of the Principal Products of the Vegetable Kingdom, as furnishing Food, Clothing, Medicine, etc., and in their relation to the Arts and Manufactures ; forming a practical treatise and Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, etc., of the various Substances obtained from Trees and Plants entering into the Husbandry of Tropical...
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Joseph Needham FRS (1900-1995) was the founder of the Science and Civilisation in China project.

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