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Science and Civilisation in China —present is an ongoing series of books about the history of science and technology in China published by Cambridge University Press. It was initiated and edited by British historian Joseph Needham — In , Needham—along with an international team of collaborators—initiated the project to study the science, technology, and civilisation of ancient China. This project produced a series of volumes published by Cambridge University Press. Volume 3 of the encyclopedia was the first body of work to describe Chinese improvements to cartography , geology , seismology and mineralogy.
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Concerning these four divinities, of respectable rank in the Taoist bureaucracy, the following particulars have been handed down. The title of the first of the four signifies Heavenly Prince', that of the other three' Mysterious Conunander'. Among his attributes may be seen the sun and moon, and a measuring-rod or carpenter's square.
The Gunpowder Epic is one of three planned publications on military technology within Dr Needham's immense undertaking. The discovery of gunpowder in China by the 9th century AD was followed by its rapid applications. It is now clear that the whole development from bombs and grenades to the invention of the metal-barrel hand gun took place in the Chinese culture area before Europeans had any knowledge of the mixture itself. Uses in civil engineering and mechanical engineering were equally important, before the knowledge of gunpowder spread to Europe in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
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Roger Burt, Peter J. Science and Civilisation in China. Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology , part 13, Mining. New York: Cambridge University Press. Most users should sign in with their email address.