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The Four Great Inventions of Ancient China: Their Origin, Development, Spread and Influence in the World
The Four Great Inventions of Ancient China: Their Origin, Development, Spread and Influence in the World

The Four Great Inventions of Ancient China: Their Origin, Development, Spread and Influence in the World

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING

340 Pages, 6.75 x 9.75

Formats: Cloth, PDF

Cloth, $98.00 (US $98.00) (CA $132.00)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781844645428

Rights: US, CA, MX, AU, NZ & JP

Paths International Ltd. (Jun 2019)

Price: $98.00
 
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Overview

This book, as a systematic and profound research of the origin, early development and outward spread of China's four great inventions, papermaking, printing, gunpowder and the compass, is written on the basis of investigation of the newest archaeological materials and textual research of Sino-foreign sources during the past three decades. It also talks about the role and influence of the four great inventions on the development of the world civilization. Apart from this, the scientific principles and the manufacture process of these inventions are approached, and new technical restoration of some utensils is also made. This book, as a reference, is suitable to be read by scientists, technical personnel historians, teachers, and students of high schools and universities.

Author Biography

Pan Jixing researches the history of science. Previous publications include History of Papermaking Technology in China, History of Rocket Technology in China, and numerous other books.