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T'ien-kung k'ai-wu : Chinese technology in the seventeenth century. [Tiangong kaiwu 天工開物. English]
AuthorSong Yingxing 宋應星, b.1587
Sun, E-tu Zen 任以都, 1921-
Sun, Shiou-chuan, 1913-
Pub. LocationUniversity ParkPublisherPennsylvania State University
Date1966Phys. Desc.xiv, 372 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
LocationHallway CasesCall NumberQ127.C5 S813 1966
T'ien-kung k'ai-wu : Chinese technology in the seventeenth century / by Sun Ying-hsing [Song Yingxing 宋應星] ; translated and edited by E-tu Zen Sun and Shiou-chuan Sun.
Bibliography: p. 311-338.
Translation of: Tiangong kaiwu 天工開物 / 宋應星

Chapter keywords: growing of grains. wheat, rice;dyes; preparations of food grains; salt; sugar production; ceramics; casting and forging metal; boats and carts; hammer forging; calcination of stones; vegetable oils and fats; paper; metals; weapons; vermilion and ink; yeasts; pearls and gems; glossary; summary of dynasties; 24 solar terms; equivalence of weights and measures in metric units; transmission of techniques from China to the West.

Subject(s)Science--China--History--17th century
Technology--China--History--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionBibl. Sinensis Soc. IesuRec. #105
LCCN63-18886OCLC544967