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By Yongxiang Lu

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A historical past of chinese language technological know-how and Technology (Volumes 1, 2 & three) offers forty four person lectures, starting with historic chinese language technology and expertise within the means of Human Civilizations and an outline of chinese language technology and know-how, and carrying on with with in-depth discussions of a number of matters within the heritage of technology and the Needham Puzzle, interspersed with subject matters on Astronomy, mathematics, Agriculture and medication, The 4 nice innovations, and diverse technological components heavily with regards to garments, meals, take care of and transportation.
This ebook is the main authoritative paintings at the historical past of chinese language technological know-how and know-how. it's the Winner of the China e-book Award, the Shanghai booklet Award (1st prize), and the Classical China overseas Publishing undertaking (GAPP, common management of Press and ebook of China) and gives an important source for tutorial researchers and non-experts alike.

It originated with a chain of forty four lectures provided to most sensible chinese language leaders, which bought very optimistic suggestions. Written via most sensible chinese language students of their respective fields from the Institute for the heritage of normal Sciences, chinese language Academy of Sciences and plenty of different revered chinese language firms, the ebook is meant for scientists, researchers and postgraduate scholars operating within the background of technology, philosophy of technological know-how and know-how, and comparable disciplines. Yongxiang Lu is a professor, former president and member of the chinese language Academy of Sciences (CAS) and chinese language Academy of Engineering (CAE), and vice president of the nationwide Congress of China.

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