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eBook The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 4 ePub
Author: Colin A. Ronan
Language: English
ISBN: 0521329957
ISBN13: 978-0521329958
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Abridged edition (June 24, 1994)
Pages: 352
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Building
Rating: 4.6
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The Shorter Science and . .has been added to your Cart. Those interested in the development of technology and science have found much to profit them in Joseph Needham's monumental history of science in China.

The Shorter Science and . Series: Shorter Science and Civilisation in China. Hardcover: 352 pages.

Needham was a well-respected scientist before undertaking this encyclopedia and was even responsible for the "S" in UNESCO. They deal with the history of science and technology in China. To date there have been seven volumes in twenty-seven books.

While there he did an Colin A. Ronan (London, 4 June 1920 – 1 June 1995) was a British author and specialist in.Among his many books on the history of science were studies of scientists such as Galileo, William Herschel and Edmond Halley. Ronan (London, 4 June 1920 – 1 June 1995) was a British author and specialist in the history and philosophy of science. He was educated at Abingdon School in Oxfordshire and served in the British Army from 1940–1946, achieving the rank of major. After the war he obtained a BSc in Astronomy, and then took an administrative post at the secretariat of The Royal Society. He also wrote scientific books for children, along with books such as The Practical Astronomer (1981) written for beginner amateur astronomers.

China and Chinese science Mathematics, astronomy, meteorology and the earth sciences Magnetism, nautical technology, navigation, voyages Mechanical engineering, machines, clockwork, windmills, aeronautics Civil engineering, roads. ore. Book 1. The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 1. by Colin A. Ronan. Joseph Needham's Science and Civilisation i.

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Volume 115 Issue 1 - Christopher Cullen. Do you want to read the rest of this article? Request full-text. Chenglin Wang. The correct affiliation details are given below. The Chinese translation of the original book, which was published in 1997, by anthropologist Li Jin (People's Renmin University and University of Michigan).

The major part of this book is devoted to the history of scientific thought in China itself. In Volume II, the first section deals with mathematics, and this is followed by a section dealing with mathematics. Then follow sections on astronomy, meteorology and the earth sciences. The volume closes with a description of various aspects of Chinese physics

The present book covers the material treated in volumes I and II of Dr Needham's original work.

The present book covers the material treated in volumes I and II of Dr Needham's original work. The major part of the book is then devoted to the history of scientific thought in China itself. The present book covers the material treated in volumes I and II of Dr Needham's original work.

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Items related to Shorter Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 4. Colin A. Ronan Shorter Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 4. ISBN 13: 9780521338738. This fifth volume of Colin Ronan's abridgement of Joseph Needham's monumental work is concerned with the staggering civil engineering feats made in early and medieval China. No other country did more, both as to scale and skill, than China.

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Volume 2 closes with a description of some aspects of Chinese physics, including their predilection for the wave theory as opposed to particles, metrology, statics, hydrostatics, heat, light and sound. Star Trek Vintage Paperback Science Fiction Books.

Digesting the main sections of Volume IV of Dr. Needham's magnum opus, this book is concerned with the immense advances made in early and medieval China in mechanical engineering. It discusses in simple but eminently readable terms the status of engineers, their tools and materials, then basic mechanical principles, followed by machinery powered by animals, man and even by steam, vehicles for land transport, six centuries of hidden clockwork, windmills and aeronautics. Since China was far ahead of the West in ancient and medieval times, this volume helps make clear the immense debt owed by Western civilization to the Chinese. Such debts included the important mechanical principles of transforming rotary motion to a to-and-fro motion of a crank and vice-versa. They invented the first efficient harness for horses and the first mechanical clocks.
Gelgen
There is nothing else to say but this is the only way to enjoy to an extent the work of J. Needham and his friends, without spending a considerable sum for the complete issue. I wish, the "Shorter Science" would be continued but I think this is unlikely to happen. If you can lay these days your hands on the "Shorter Science" issues I propose to get it.
Rageseeker
An enjoyable read that nicely summarizes Chinese history and then gives a good overview of how the Chinese conceptualized "science". I use "science" here only because science didn't really come into existence until the 1600-1700s (and it's debatable if even that is the same as science of today in many ways), but I will use just plain science, since we usually know what is meant by it [an approach to understanding things through mainly empirical methods] before the Scientific Revolution.

There are a couple of times where I feel like Chinese discoveries are a bit hyped up [for example, blood circulation, which was not really discovered until Harvey with Chinese claims to it being more about flow of qi], but for the most part this is not a problem, as the Chinese have so many impressive true discoveries [paper, silk, tea, printing, magnetic compass] and there isn't too much over-hyping (only a couple of instances, and I would consider these instances simply making the Chinese achievements seem a bit more impressive than they seem).

The main question seems to be why didn't China have the Scientific revolution. This is an interesting framing device for me, although I'm not sure the question is meaningful. But it allows us to go through Chinese thought over the centuries. We get to see how China was affected by its many dynasties and how different groups influenced how technology and knowledge was interpreted.

Overall, I just found it to be a great overview with lots of good information explaining why the Chinese would think about things in a certain way, and how this system made internal sense.

Definitely would recommend, if you would like to know more about Chinese thought pertaining to science before the Jesuits visited China.
Dianaghma
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