By Robert Temple, Joseph Needham
Revised, full-color illustrated version of the multi-award-winning, overseas bestseller that charts the remarkable and impressive success of historic China • Brings to lifestyles 100 chinese language “firsts” within the fields of agriculture, astronomy, engineering, arithmetic, medication, song, expertise, and conflict • according to the definitive paintings of the world’s most renowned Sinologist, Joseph Needham (1900-1995), writer of technology and Civilisation in China • equipped through box, invention, and discovery for ease of referenceUndisputed masters of invention and discovery for 3,000 years, the traditional chinese language have been the 1st to find the sunlight wind and the flow of the blood or even to isolate intercourse hormones. From the suspension bridge and the seismograph to deep drilling for traditional gasoline, the iron plough, and the parachute, old China’s contributions within the fields of engineering, medication, expertise, arithmetic, technological know-how, transportation, struggle, and tune helped motivate the ecu agricultural and business revolutions.Since its unique booklet, The Genius of China has received 5 literary awards in the USA and been translated into forty three languages. Its chinese language version, The Spirit of chinese language Invention, was once licensed by way of the chinese language Ministry of schooling to be used in reference to the nationwide secondary curriculum in China. in line with the great, authoritative scholarship of the overdue Joseph Needham, the world’s premiere pupil of chinese language technological know-how, and together with a foreword via him, this revised full-color illustrated variation brings to lifestyles the spirit and pleasure of the unprecedented achievements of historic China.