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

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Cambridge University Press, 1971 - Science - 990 pages
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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Contents

List of Illustrations page
ix
2 Silt and scour p 227
x
List of Tables
xxxvii
Acknowledgements
xliii
CIVIL ENGINEERING page I
1
6 Sketch of a general history of operations p
269
7 The greater works p
284
i The Chêngkuo irrigation canal Chhin p
285
ii Drainage and tunnelling p
333
iii Dredging p
335
iv Reinforcement and repair p
339
v Sluicegates locks and double slipways p
344
Io Comparisons and conclusions p
365
NAUTICAL TECHNOLOGY page
379
b Comparative morphology and evolution of sailing craft p
383
c Constructional features of the junk and sampan p
396

ii The Kuanhsien divisionhead and cut Chhin p
288
iii The Kunming reservoirs Yuan and the Shantan system Ming p
297
iv The Magic Transport Canal Chhin and Thang p
299
v The Grand Canal Sui and Yuan p
306
vi The Chhienthang seawall Han Wu Tai and Sung p
320
8 The literature on civil engineering and water con servancy p
323
9 Techniques of hydraulic engineering p
329
1 Typespecimens p
397
2 Technical terms p
402
3 Hull shape and its significance p
417
4 Watertight compartments p
420
d A natural history of Chinese ships p
423
1 Affinities and hybrids p
433
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