By Joseph Needham

The 5th quantity of Dr Needham's massive venture, just like the fourth, is subdivided into elements for ease of assimilation and presentation, every one half certain and released individually. the quantity as an entire covers the themes of alchemy, early chemistry, and chemical know-how (which contains army invention, in particular gunpowder and rockets; paper and printing; textiles; mining and metallurgy; the salt undefined; and ceramics).

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