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TitleAncint China's technology and science
Author compiled by the Institute of the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese academy of Sciences
Imprint Beijing : Foreign Languages Press, 1983
Descript 632 p. : ill


Records of astronomical events--astrometry and astrometric instruments--chinese calendars--mathematical classics--the decimal place-value numeration and the rod and bead arithmetics--the out-in complementary principle--method for determining segment areas and evaluation of--the chinese remainder theorem--the numerical solution of higher equations and the tianyuan method--mechanics--acoustics--magnetism and the compass--optics--the invention and development of papermaking--gunpower and firearms--porcelain--lacquer and laquer technique--alchemy in ancient china--phenological calendars and knowledge of phenology--water conservancy projects and knowledge of hydrology--maps 2,000 years ago and ancient cartographical rules--rocks, mineralogy and mining--earthquake forecasting, precautions against earthquakes and anti-seismic measures--researches in heredity and breeding--some outstanding works on agriculture--sericulture--tea--two celebrated medical works--acupuncture and moxibustion--achievements in ancient chinese pharmacology--diagnosis by pulse feeling in chinese traditional medicine--surgery in ancient china--the world's earliest works on forensic medicine--the invention and development of printing and its dissemination abroad--metallurgy--founding--various types of carriages; the south-pointing carriage and odometer--the great wall--bridges--the tang dynasty capital of changan--a wooden pagoda more than 900 years old--shipbuilding--the technique of mritime navigation--the spinning wheel and the loom--silk and silk textile technology--chronology of chinese dynasties

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