The Genius of China
3,000 Years of Science, Discovery, and InventionBook - 1998
It is one of the ironies of history that the Chinese, who had all the ingredients for modern science long before the Renaissance, failed to build on their immense knowledge. Today, very few people are aware of the vast body of Chinese invention. The suspension bridge, the fishing reel, the stirrup, the parachute, paper money, playing cards, the decimal system, the seismograph, negative numbers, brandy, rudders, cranks, movable type, matches, steroids as drugs, propellers, biological pest control--all these and many more were Chinese inventions. This volume traces the stunning achievements of ancient and medieval China.
Publisher: London : Prion, 1998
Edition: Paperback ed
Characteristics: 248 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: China