Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part 2, Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Magisteries of Gold and Immortality

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Joseph Needham
Cambridge University Press, Sep 27, 1974 - Science - 600 pages
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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).
  

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Contents

ALCHEMY AND CHEMISTRY page i
1
b Concepts terminology and definitions p
8
Extraction of silver from argentiferous lead by cupellation page
37
Liquation furnace for the separation of silver from copper by lead
52
Superintending a cupellation +1478 page
59
Schematisation of immortality conceptions page
78
The three hun souls and the sevenpho souls of an individual person
91
The legendary immortal Wangtzu Chhiao riding through the clouds
99
Brasses and bronzes pages 1967
196
KHTT Chang YiiShu ed KhangHsi Tzu Tien Imperial Dictionary of
201
Chinese historical and analytical data on coin compositions 21011
210
Kr Kraus P Le Corpus des Fcrits Jabiriens Memoires de IInstitut dFgypte
214
Other goldlike alloys page
222
Diluted or debased silvers
226
The paktong group
230
Other silverlike alloys pages 2401
274

Pai Shih hsienseng type of all earthly immortals enjoying the pleasures
108
HFT Han Fei Han Fei Tzu Book of Master Han Fei early 3rd cent
120
The celestial bureaucracy of Taoism PI CDXLIII
125
Alchemical altar with offerings from the ShangChhing Chiu Chen
132
Constituents of incense and other aromatics
137
The perfumed onycha mollusc from the Ching Lei Pen Tshao
139
Ecclesiastical cautery Buddhist ordination at Chhengtu 1945 PI CDXLVIII
153
Nomenclature of chemical substances ores and minerals pages 16287
162
c The metallurgicalchemical background identifications of alchemical pro
188
Diluted ordebasedgolds page
194
List of sorts of gold in Pao Tsang Lttn
275
List of sorts of silver in Pao Tsang Lun
279
Abbreviations p
306
Zinc coins of the Ming period PL CDL
306
A Chinese books before +1800 p
314
Concordance for Too Tsang books and tractates p
365
Books and journal articles in Western languages p
387
GENERAL INDEX
470
Table of Chinese Dynasties
508
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