As Dr Needham's immense undertaking gathers momentum it has been found necessary to subdivide volumes into parts, each bound and published separately. The first two parts of Volume IV deal respectively with the physical sciences and with the diverse applications of physics in the many branches of mechanical engineering. The third deals with civil and hydraulic engineering and with nautical technology.... Hu I10 and Kuo Chung-Shu, aquot; painters and architectural draughtsmen. ... From early times there must have been manuals of procedure for all the varied trades carried on in, or under the auspices of, the imperial workshops (shang fangls).
|Title||:||Science and Civilisation in China|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 1970-06-01|