First published in 1969.
The historical civilization of China is, with the Indian and European-Semitic, one of the three greatest in the world, yet only relatively recently has any enquiry been begun into its achievements in science and technology. Between the first and fifteenth centuries the Chinese were generally far in advance of Europe and it was not until the scientific revolution of the Renaissance that Europe drew ahead. Throughout those fifteen centuries, and ever since, the West has been profoundly affected by the discoveries and invention emanating from China and East Asia.
In this series of essays and lectures, Joseph Needham explores the mystery of China's early lead and Europe's later overtaking.
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Sun damaged cover. Small mark on inside page. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0005581802
Book Description U Toronto Press, 1969. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. The Grand Titration: Science and Society in East and West (ISBN: 0049310070 / 0-04-931007-0) Needham, Joseph, U Toronto Press, 1969, trade pb, covers slightly bumped/scuffed, CLEAN text, solid binding, nice copy, NOT xlib---30.00. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-2517268303