The genius of China: 3,000 years of science, discovery, and invention
It is one of the ironies of history that the Chinese, who had all the ingredients for modern science long before the Renaissance, failed to build on their immense knowledge. Today, very few people are aware of the vast body of Chinese invention. The suspension bridge, the fishing reel, the stirrup, the parachute, paper money, playing cards, the decimal system, the seismograph, negative numbers, brandy, rudders, cranks, movable type, matches, steroids as drugs, propellers, biological pest control—all these and many more were Chinese inventions. This volume traces the stunning achievements of ancient and medieval China.
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An absolutely marvelous book. The pictures were amazing. The combined work of Robert Temple and Joseph Needham was fantastic. It just goes to show how little regard Western cultures have for other cultures and like to conveniently forget how achievements were made.
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