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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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
c The metallurgicalchemical background identifications of alchemical pro
188
BIBLIOGRAPHIES
305
GENERAL INDEX
470
Table of Chinese Dynasties
508
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