Hardcover in As New condition with As New dustwrapper. Fourth edition, pp xxxii, 517, b&w illustrations, bibliography, index. 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). THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER ... View More...
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