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Science and Civilisation in China : Volume 3, Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth
by Joseph Needham and Cust Ro Needham

Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780521058018
  • ISBN-10: 0521058015
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: January 1959
  • Page Count: 926

Series: Mathematics & the Sciences of the Heavens & the Earth #3

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