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Needham, Joseph 1900-1995

Works: 1,317 works in 4,055 publications in 6 languages and 37,336 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliographies  Festschriften  Biographies  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, htt, Creator, Collector, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Dedicatee, Translator, Director, Compiler, Originator, Speaker, win, wpr
Classifications: Q127.C5, 509.51
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Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( Book )

185 editions published between 1951 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
The grand titration : science and society in East and West by Joseph Needham( )

49 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 2,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how and why “modern” science developed in the Western world versus China’s scientific evolution
Science, religion & reality by Joseph Needham( Book )

58 editions published between 1925 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham( )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest volume in Joseph Needham's magisterial revelation of China's premodern 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. Professor Sivin's introduction discusses the essays and surveys recent scholarship across the world
A history of embryology by Joseph Needham( Book )

52 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in English and held by 1,023 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 )

30 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 938 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
The shorter Science and civilisation in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original text by Joseph Needham( Book )

42 editions published between 1978 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 936 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
Science in traditional China : a comparative perspective by Joseph Needham( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese science; explorations of an ancient tradition by Joseph Needham( Book )

25 editions published between 1945 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1969 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrasts and similarities between China and Europe and the ideas they have of each other
Clerks and craftsmen in China and the west: lectures and addresses on the history of science and technology by Joseph Needham( Book )

23 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biochemistry and morphogenesis by Joseph Needham( Book )

37 editions published between 1942 and 1966 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in English and held by 670 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
Order and life by Joseph Needham( Book )

36 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China by Keith Buchanan( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation of: Cina, il passato e ill presente. Discusses the land and people, history and culture, and science and technology of China
Changing perspectives in the history of science: essays in honour of Joseph Needham by Mikuláš Teich( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Background to modern science; ten lectures at Cambridge arranged by the History of science committee, 1936 by Joseph Needham( Book )

26 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trans-Pacific echoes and resonances : listening once again by Joseph Needham( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 436 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
Celestial lancets : a history and rationale of acupuncture and moxa by Gwei-Djen Lu( Book )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using modern knowledge to shed light on ancient techniques, this text examines two of the earliest therapeutic techniques of Chinese medicine: acupuncture and moxibustion. Acupuncture is the implantation of very thin needles into subcutaneous connective tissue and muscle at a great number of different points on the body's surface; moxibustion is the burning of Artemisia tinder (moxa) either directly on the skin or just above it. For 2500 years the Chinese have used both techniques to relieve pain and to heal a wide variety of illnesses and malfunctions. Providing a full historical account of a
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Science and civilisation in China Science and civilisation in China
The grand titration : science and society in East and WestScience and civilisation in ChinaA history of embryologyThe Chemistry of life; eight lectures on the history of biochemistryThe shorter Science and civilisation in China : an abridgement of Joseph Needham's original textWithin the four seas: the dialogue of East and WestHeavenly clockwork; the great astronomical clocks of medieval ChinaOrder and life
Alternative Names

controlled identityHolorenshaw, Henry, 1900-1995

Henry Holorenshaw

Holorenshaw, Henry.

Holorenshaw Henry 1900-1995

Joseph Needham

Joseph Needham angla biokemiisto

Joseph Needham biochimiste, historien des sciences, sinologue

Joseph Needham bioquimico ingles

Joseph Needham britischer Sinologe und Biochemiker

Joseph Needham British biochemist, historian and sinologist

Joseph Needham Brits historicus (1900-1995)

Joseph Needham brittiläinen tieteilijä

Joseph Needham brittisk biokemist, historiker och sinolog

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, 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

Ni, Yuese 1900-1995

Nīdamu, Jozefu

Nīdamu, Jozefu 1900-1995

Nydhamas Džozefas

Sheng, Jung Tzu

Sheng, Jung Tzu 1900-1995

Sheng, Rongzi 1900-1995

Shengrongzi 1900-1995

Tzu, Sheng Jung.

Tzu, Sheng Jung 1900-1995

Τζόζεφ Νήνταμ

Джозеф Нидем

Джозеф Нідем

Джоузеф Нийдам

ג'וזף נידהם סופר בריטי

جوزف نیدهام

جوزيف نيدام

جوزيف نيدهام، 1900-1995

چوزيف نيدام مؤرخ من المملكه المتحده

जोसेफ नीधम

ჯოზეფ ნიდემი

니덤, 조셉 1900-1995

니덤, 조지프 1900-1995

니이담, 죠셉 1900-1995

리약슬 1900-1995

리웨써 1900-1995

이약슬 1900-1995

조지프 니덤


ニ-ダム, ジョゼフ 1900-1995

ニーダム, J

ニーダム, ジョゼフ


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

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