Cover: Science in Traditional China in PAPERBACK

Science in Traditional China

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$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674794399

Publication Date: 01/01/1981


144 pages

6 x 9 inches

4 halftones, 20 line illustrations, 3 tables

North America only

It is pleasant to report that Needham—now in his eighty-fifth year—has written another magnificent book… Absorbing and stimulating.The New York Review of Books

Freewheeling, amusing, constantly alert and rarely dogmatic… Needham keeps the reader aware of the place of China within a comparative context of global scientific discovery… [A] stimulating book.—Jonathan Spence, The New York Times Book Review

A satisfying taste from the kitchen spoon of a great chef as he prepares an august banquet. It is 100 admirable pages, an honest sample of Needham’s comparative method that brightens the shadows in our own history with light reflecting from the unexpected Chinese scene… This little book [makes] a fine day’s sail for readers.—Philip Morrison, Scientific American

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