Science and Civilisation in China by Joseph Needham

Science and Civilisation in China is a series of books initiated and edited by British biochemist and China scholar Joseph Needham (1900-1995). They deal with the history of science and technology in China. To date there have been 27 volumes (and parts). In 1954, Needham — along with an international team of collaborators — started a project to study the science and civilisation of ancient China. This project produced a series of volumes published by the Cambridge University Press. The project is still continuing under the guidance of the Publications Board of the Needham Research Institute (NRI), chaired by Christopher Cullen.

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Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology; Part 6, Medicine Hardcover 4132546 $499.99 2000
Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology; Part 1, Botany Hardcover 4118212 $264.99 $75.42 1986
Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 7, The Social Background; Part 1, Language and Logic in Traditional China Hardcover 2685413 $308.69 $179.22 1998
Science and Civilisation in China, Vol. 2, History of Scientific Thought Hardcover 2236492 $289.04 $109.99 1991
Science and Civilisation in China, Vol. 4: Physics and and Physical Technology, Part 1: Physics Hardcover 872794 $52.95
Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 4, Physics and Physical Technology; Part 1, Physics Hardcover 1679221 $104.52 $30.01 1962
Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 3: Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth Hardcover 1477977 $193.40 $69.16 1959
Science and Civilisation in China. Volume 1: Introductory Orientations Hardcover 716111 $215.75 $74.99 1954
Science and Civilisation in China, Vol. 4: Physics and Physical Technology, Part 3: Civil Engineering and Nautics Hardcover 3009860 $180.44 $109.60 1971
Science and Civilisation in China Volume 6: Biology and Biological Technology, Part 3, Agro-Industries and Forestry Hardcover 5038781 $251.52 $45.00 1996
Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology; Part 6, Military Technology: Missiles and Sieges Hardcover 3874289 $246.88 $58.02 1995
Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 5: Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part 7, Military Technology: The Gunpowder Epic by Joseph Needham (1987-02-27) Hardcover 1296497 $771.39 $429.23
Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology; Part 2, Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Magisteries of Gold and Immortality Hardcover 2170098 $244.80 $30.67 1974
Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology; Part 5, Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Physiological Alchemy Hardcover 925198 $83.94 1983
Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology; Part 2, Agriculture Hardcover 3500298 $288.35 $105.00 1984
Science and Civilisation in China. Volume 5: Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part 3: Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Historical Survey, from Cinnabar Elixirs to Synthetic Insulin Hardcover 2264821 $151.81 $60.00 1976
Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology; Part 1, Paper and Printing (Pt.1) Hardcover 2368661 $255.01 $145.00 1985
Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology; Part 9, Textile Technology: Spinning and Reeling Hardcover 1860182 $201.50 $116.35 1988
Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 4: Physics and Physical Technology, Part 2, Mechanical Engineering Hardcover 203347 $209.90 $29.50
Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 5: Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part 4, Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Apparatus, Theories and Gifts Hardcover 3623319 $304.33 $123.96 1980
Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 5: Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part 7, Military Technology: The Gunpowder Epic Hardcover 3791056 $241.47 $205.04 1987
Science and Civilization in China Hardcover 9132184 $357.98 2009
Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part 11, Ferrous Metallurgy Hardcover 1965009 $39.38 $39.37 2008
Science and Civilization in China (Science and Civilisation in China) Hardcover 2059254 $42.17 2015
Science & Civilisation in China Volume 2 History of Scientific Thought Hardcover 2048025 $120.83 1962
Science and Civilisation in China Volume 7: The Social Background, Part 2, General Conclusions and Reflections Hardcover 1429331 $154.65 $130.26 2004
The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China, Vol. 3 Hardcover 6038694 $68.48 1986
Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology, Part 6, Medicine Kindle Edition 2339638 2000
Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 2: History of Scientific Thought (Vol. II) Hardcover 1753539 $2,030.91 1980