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Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology; Part 1, Paper and Printing (Pt.1) Hardcover – August 30, 1985

ISBN-13: 978-0521086905 ISBN-10: 0521086906

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 504 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (August 30, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521086906
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521086905
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.6 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,600,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"[An] astonishing and enduring study...[Needham brings] depth of emotion and technical finesse to his task."
Jonathan Spence, New York Review of Books

"Perhaps the greatest single act of historical synthesis and intercultural communication ever attempted by one man."
Laurence Picken, Cambridge University

Book Description

Part one of the fifth volume of Joseph Needham's great enterprise is written by one of the project's collaborators. Professor Tsien Tsuen-Hsuin, working in regular consultation with Dr Needham, has written the most comprehensive account of every aspect of paper and printing in China to be published in the West.

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This book was recommended to me by one of the USA's top swordsmiths and polishers, Francis Boyd, because it explains about how older swords were made in China.

Swordmakers who care about antique swords and their construction will like this book.
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By ipjackie on February 19, 2013
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The original price of this large book is around $200- US and the bargain price was only $16-US something (at the time of my purchase). Though there is a small black mark on the edge of the book, it would not affect reading at all. Considering the huge cut of the price, it is undoubtedly a good buy.
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