Origins of Chinese Science and Technology delves into the accumulated knowledge of the oldest major civilisation still existing. Even today, China’s many contributions to science and technology remain as vital and relevant in our daily lives as when they were first invented.
Did you know that:
* Paper-making originated in China?
* The soilless culture of crops had already begun in the Jin Dynasty?
* No nails are needed in Chinese architecture?
* The first seismograph was invented in AD 132?
Examine and discover the intriguing legends and science underpinning the splendour of the ancient Chinese civilisation. Packed with information and vividly illustrated, this easy-to-read volume will greatly enhance your appreciation of Chinese science and technology.