Mathematics and the sciences of the heavens and the earth

by Joseph Needham ; with the collaboration of Wang Ling

After two volumes mainly introductory, Dr Needham now embarks upon his systematic study of the development of the natural sciences in China. The Sciences of the Earth follow: geography and cartography, geology, seismology and mineralogy. Dr Needham distinguishes parallel traditions of scientific cartography and religious cosmography in East and West, discussing orbocentric wheel-maps, the origins of the rectangular grid system, sailing charts and relief maps, Chinese survey methods, and the impact of Renaissance cartography on the East. Finally-and here Dr Needham's work has no Western predecessors-there are full accounts of the Chinese contribution to geology and mineralogy.

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  • List of illustrations List of tables
  • List of abbreviations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Author's note
  • 19. Mathematics
  • 20. Astronomy
  • 21. Meteorology
  • 22. The Sciences of the Earth
  • 23. Geography and cartography
  • 24. Geology (and related sciences)
  • 25. Seismology
  • 26. Mineralogy
  • Addenda
  • Bibliographies
  • General index.

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書名 Mathematics and the sciences of the heavens and the earth
著作者等 Needham, Joseph
Wang, Ling
Needham Joseph
シリーズ名 Science and civilisation in China
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1959
ページ数 xlvii, 877 p., [77] p. of plates (2 folded)
大きさ 26 cm
ISBN 0521058015
NCID BA01182880
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス