Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 4, Physics and Physical Technology, Part 3, Civil Engineering and Nautics

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 1, 1971 - Science - 931 pages
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As Dr Needham's immense undertaking gathers momentum it has been found necessary to subdivide volumes into parts, each bound and published separately. The first two parts of Volume IV deal respectively with the physical sciences and with the diverse applications of physics in the many branches of mechanical engineering. The third deals with civil and hydraulic engineering and with nautical technology.
  

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Science and Civilization in China (19542008) is a series of 27 books by Joseph Needham dealing with the history of science and technology in China. Since 1954, Needham and an international team of ... Read full review

Contents

List of Illustrations page
xiii
List of Tables
xxxvii
Acknowledgements
xliii
CIVIL ENGINEERING page i
1
NAUTICAL TECHNOLOGY page
379
c Constructional features of the junk and sampan p
396
d A natural history of Chinese ships p
423
e The Chinese ship in philology and archaeology p
439
Control I Navigation p
554
g Propulsion p
588
h Control II Steering p
627
BIBLIOGRAPHIES page
700
GENERAL INDEX page
831
Table of Chinese Dynasties
928
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Joseph Needham FRS (1900-1995) was the founder of the Science and Civilisation in China project.

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