Science and Civilisation in China

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In this volume of the Science and Civilisation in China series, originally supervised by Joseph Needham (1900-1995), Donald Wagner provides a comprehensive account, including detailed technical discussions, of the production and use of iron and steel in China, from their earliest appearance to the mid 20th century. Wagner sets Chinese ferrous metallurgy in political and economic context, one of his aims being a 'demonstration of some of the ways in which technologies influence the course of history'.

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Science and Civilisation in China

Science and Civilisation in China

Vol 5: Chemistry and Chemical Technology. Pt 11: Ferrous Mettalurgy

Hardback512pp Illustrated250x195mm

9780521875660     Product Code: 289441

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In this volume of the Science and Civilisation in China series, originally supervised by Joseph Needham (1900-1995), Donald Wagner provides a comprehensive account, including detailed technical discussions, of the production and use of iron and steel in China, from their earliest appearance to the mid 20th century. Wagner sets Chinese ferrous metallurgy in political and economic context, one of his aims being a 'demonstration of some of the ways in which technologies influence the course of history'.

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