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Needham, Joseph 1900-1995

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Works: 1,014 works in 3,651 publications in 7 languages and 34,009 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Biography  Miscellanea  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Originator, Speaker, Compiler, Translator, Director, Contributor, Recipient, Publishing director, Lithographer
Classifications: Q127.C5, 509.51
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Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )

40 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Science, religion & reality by Joseph Needham( Book )

58 editions published between 1925 and 2003 in English and German and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shorter Science and civilisation in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text by Joseph Needham( Book )

102 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Needham's Science and Civilisation in China is a monumental piece of scholarship which breaks new ground in presenting to the Western reader a detailed and coherent account of the development of science, technology and medicine in China from the earliest times until the advent of the Jesuits and the beginnings of modern science in the late seventeenth century. It is a vast work, necessarily more suited to the scholar and research worker than the general reader. This paperback version, abridged and re-written by Colin Ronan, makes this extremely important study accessible to a wider public. The present book covers the material treated in volumes I and II of Dr Needham's original work. The reader is introduced to the country of China, its history, geography and language, and an account is given of how scientific knowledge travelled between China and Europe. The major part of the book is then devoted to the history of scientific thought in China itself. Beginning with ancient times, it describes the milieu in which arose the schools of the Confucians, Taoists, Mohists, Logicians and Legalists. We are thus brought on to the fundamental ideas which dominated scientific thinking in the Chinese Middle Ages, to the doctrines of the Two Forces (Yin and Yang) and the Five Elements (wu hsing), to the impact of the sceptical tradition and Buddhist and Neo-Confucian thought.--Publisher description
A history of embryology by Joseph Needham( Book )

51 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work deals with embryology from the earliest times to the beginning of the 19th century. It is an exhaustive history and includes a valuable bibliography and many illustrations
The Chemistry of life; eight lectures on the history of biochemistry by Joseph Needham( Book )

32 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This assembly of lectures, each on a major aspect of the development of biochemistry, should appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of science and the nature of living things. Seven of the eight lectures are by eminent biochemists and describe the development of their own subject from the inside; the eighth is a more general one by a professional historian of science. They contain a good deal of information not readily available elsewhere and do not require a special knowledge of biochemistry. The lectures were originally
Science in traditional China : a comparative perspective by Joseph Needham( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grand titration: science and society in East and West by Joseph Needham( Book )

42 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1969. The historical civilization of China is, with the Indian and European-Semitic, one of the three greatest in the world, yet only relatively recently has any enquiry been begun into its achievements in science and technology. Between the first and fifteenth centuries the Chinese were generally far in advance of Europe and it was not until the scientific revolution of the Renaissance that Europe drew ahead. Throughout those fifteen centuries, and ever since, the West has been profoundly affected by the discoveries and invention emanating from China and East Asia.>
Chinese science; explorations of an ancient tradition by Shigeru Nakayama( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clerks and craftsmen in China and the west: lectures and addresses on the history of science and technology by Joseph Needham( Book )

25 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biochemistry and morphogenesis by Joseph Needham( Book )

35 editions published between 1942 and 1980 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Order and life by Joseph Needham( Book )

36 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heavenly clockwork; the great astronomical clocks of medieval China by Joseph Needham( Book )

30 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A reissue with a new foreword and supplement, of a modern classic published in 1960. The invention of the mechanical clock was one of the most important turning points in the history of science and technology. This study revealed six centuries of mechanical clockwork preceding the first mechanical escapement clocks of the West of about AD 1300. Detailed and fully illustrated accounts of elaborate Chinese clocks are accompanied by a discussion of the social context of the Chinese inventions and an assessment of their possible transmission to medieval Europe. For this revised edition, Dr Joseph Needham has contributed a new foreword on recent research and perceptions. In a supplement John H. Combridge details a modern reconstruction of Su Sung's timekeeping device, which together with textual studies modifies our understanding of this important early technology."--Publisher's information
Background to modern science; ten lectures at Cambridge arranged by the History of science committee, 1936 by Joseph Needham( Book )

46 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing perspectives in the history of science: essays in honour of Joseph Needham by Mikuláš Teich( Book )

16 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moulds of understanding : a pattern of natural philosophy by Joseph Needham( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical embryology by Joseph Needham( Book )

34 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within the four seas: the dialogue of East and West by Joseph Needham( Book )

27 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrasts and similarities between China and Europe and the ideas they have of each other
Biology and biological technology by Joseph Needham( Book )

97 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest volume in Joseph Needham's magisterial revelation of China's premodern scientific and technological traditions introduces medicine. Five essays are included by Joseph Needham and Lu Gwei-djen, edited and expanded upon by the editor, Nathan Sivin. The essays offer broad and readable accounts of medicine in culture, including hygiene and preventive medicine, forensic medicine and immunology. Professor Sivin's extensive introduction discusses these essays, placing them in their historical and medical context, and surveys recent medical discoveries from China, Japan, Europe and the United States
Trans-Pacific echoes and resonances : listening once again by Joseph Needham( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph is a review of the present state of knowledge of the relationships and consequences of over 25 centuries of interactions between the Amerindian and Asean Circum-Pacific regions. A fascinating, special case of previous work by two Asianists on similar themes of the Euro-Asian Continental land mass, providing the theoretical framework within which the complexities of cultural cross-pattern are studied. The subjects dicussed individually begin with the elements of recording and writing, continuing through the arts, religion, folklore and an eventual examination of the natural scienc
Medicine by Joseph Needham( Book )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityHolorenshaw, Henry, 1900-1995

Holorenshaw, Henry.

Holorenshaw Henry 1900-1995

Holorenshaw, Henry, pseud. de Joseph Needham

Joseph Needham

Joseph Needham biochimiste, historien des sciences, sinologue

Joseph Needham bioquimico ingles

Joseph Needham britischer Sinologe und Biochemiker

Joseph Needham Brits historicus (1900-1995)

Joseph Needham storico della scienza, biochimico e orientalista inglese

Li, Yaose 1900-1995

Li Ynese 1900-1995

Li, Yo-sê 1900-1995

Li Yue se 1900-1995

Li, Yueeh-se 1900-1995

Li, Yüeh-se.

Li, Yüeh-se 1900-1995

Li, Yüeh-she 1900-1995

Li, Yuese 1900-1995

Li, Yuesi 1900-1995

Liyuese 1900-1995

Needham, J.

Needham, Joseph

Needham, Joseph, 1900-

Needham, Noël Joseph Terence Montgomery

Needham Noel Joseph Terence Montgomery 1900-1995

Needham, Noël Joseph Terence Montgomery, n. 1900

Ni, Yüeh-se 1900-1995

Ni, Yuese 1900-1995

Nīdamu, Jozefu

Nīdamu, Jozefu 1900-1995

Sheng, Jung Tzu

Sheng, Jung Tzu 1900-1995

Sheng, Rongzi 1900-1995

Shengrongzi 1900-1995

Tzu, Sheng Jung.

Tzu, Sheng Jung 1900-1995

Джоузеф Нийдам

Нидэм, Джозеф

ג'וזף נידהם סופר בריטי

جوزف نیدهام

جوزيف نيدام

جوزيف نيدهام، 1900-1995

जोसेफ नीधम

니덤, 조셉 1900-1995

니덤, 조지프 1900-1995

니이담, 죠셉 1900-1995

이, 약슬 1900-1995

조지프 니덤

ジョゼフ・ニーダム

ニ-ダム, ジョゼフ 1900-1995

ニーダム, J

ニーダム, ジョゼフ

倪約[シツ]

倪約瑟 1900-1995

勝冗子, 1900-1995

李, 約瑟

李 約瑟 1900-1995

李约瑟, 1900-1995

李约瑟 英国生物化学家

Languages
English (821)

Chinese (33)

German (2)

French (1)

Arabic (1)

Spanish (1)

Thai (1)

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Science, religion & realityThe shorter Science and civilisation in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original textThe Chemistry of life; eight lectures on the history of biochemistryScience in traditional China : a comparative perspectiveThe grand titration: science and society in East and WestHeavenly clockwork; the great astronomical clocks of medieval ChinaBiology and biological technologyTrans-Pacific echoes and resonances : listening once againMedicine