Science and Civilisation in China (Hardcover)

Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part 4, Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Apparatus, Theories and Gi (Ncsc #4)

By Joseph Needham, Ho Ping-Yu, Lu Gwei-Djen

Cambridge University Press, 9780521085731, 804pp.

Publication Date: October 31, 1980

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The fifth volume of Dr Needham's immense undertaking, like the fourth, is subdivided into parts for ease of assimilation and presentation, each part bound and published separately. The volume as a whole covers the subjects of alchemy, early chemistry, and chemical technology (which includes military invention, especially gunpowder and rockets; paper and printing; textiles; mining and metallurgy; the salt industry; and ceramics).