The Great War For Civilisation

Author: Robert Fisk
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307428710
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The Great War For Civilisation from the Author: Robert Fisk. A sweeping and dramatic history of the last half century of conflict in the Middle East from an award-winning journalist who has covered the region for over forty years, The Great War for Civilisation unflinchingly chronicles the tragedy of the region from the Algerian Civil War to the Iranian Revolution; from the American hostage crisis in Beirut to the Iran-Iraq War; from the 1991 Gulf War to the American invasion of Iraq in 2003. A book of searing drama as well as lucid, incisive analysis, The Great War for Civilisation is a work of major importance for today's world.

Science And Civilisation In China Volume 5 Chemistry And Chemical Technology Part 1 Paper And Printing

Author: Joseph Needham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521086905
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Science And Civilisation In China Volume 5 Chemistry And Chemical Technology Part 1 Paper And Printing from the Author: Joseph Needham. Part one of the fifth volume of Joseph Needham's great enterprise is written by one of the project's collaborators. Professor Tsien Tsuen-Hsuin, working in regular consultation with Dr Needham, has written the most comprehensive account of every aspect of paper and printing in China to be published in the West. From a close study of the vast mass of source material, Professor Tsien brings order and illumination to an area of technology which has been of profound importance in the spread of civilisation. The main body of the book is a detailed study of the invention, technology and aesthetic development of printing in China. From the growth and ultimate refinements of early woodcut printing to the spread of printing from movable type and the development of book-binding, Professor Tsien carries the story forward to the beginning of the nineteenth century when 'more printed pages existed in Chinese than in all other languages put together'.

Science And Civilisation In China Volume 5 Chemistry And Chemical Technology Part 12 Ceramic Technology

Author: Rose Kerr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521838337
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Science And Civilisation In China Volume 5 Chemistry And Chemical Technology Part 12 Ceramic Technology from the Author: Rose Kerr. How were Chinese pots made, glazed and fired? Why did China discover porcelain more than one thousand years before the West? What are the effects of China's influence on world ceramics? These questions (and many more) are answered in this lavishly-illustrated history of Chinese ceramic technology. The scene is set through the use of historical texts, archaeological excavation, and the principles of ceramic science. Chapters follow on the formation of clays and their relation to the underlying geologies of China, on firing, on manufacturing methods and sequences, on glazes, pigments and gilding, and on the impact of Chinese ceramic technology around the world, from the seventh to the twenty-first centuries. This is a volume unique in its coverage, which brings together research materials in several languages for the first time. With additional contributions by Ts'ai Mei-fen (National Palace Museum, Taipei) and Zhang Fukang (Shanghai Institute of Ceramics).

Trade And Civilisation In The Indian Ocean

Author: K. N. Chaudhuri
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521285421
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Trade And Civilisation In The Indian Ocean from the Author: K. N. Chaudhuri. Before the age of Industrial Revolution, the great Asian civilisations constituted areas not only of high culture but also of advanced economic development.

Science And Civilisation In China

Author: Joseph Needham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521070607
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Science And Civilisation In China from the Author: Joseph Needham. As Dr Needham's immense undertaking gathers momentum it has been found necessary to subdivide volumes into parts, each bound and published separately. The first two parts of Volume IV deal respectively with the physical sciences and with the diverse applications of physics in the many branches of mechanical engineering. The third deals with civil and hydraulic engineering and with nautical technology.

The Revolutions Of Civilisation

Author: William Matthew Flinders Petrie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108065813
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The Revolutions Of Civilisation from the Author: William Matthew Flinders Petrie. This short, well-illustrated work of 1911 sketches the rise and fall of civilisations across ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and beyond.

The Biology Of Civilisation

Author: Stephen Vickers Boyden
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9780868407661
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The Biology Of Civilisation from the Author: Stephen Vickers Boyden. Looks at the complex interrelationships between human culture and the nature. Covering the period from the beginning of agriculture right up to the present day, it focuses on issues relating to human health and well-being and the state of our natural environment. From his vast survey, author Stephen Boyden draws some key conclusions critical to the future of humanity.

Asia Before Europe

Author: K. N. Chaudhuri
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521316811
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Asia Before Europe from the Author: K. N. Chaudhuri. This book explores the dynamic interaction between economic life, society and civilisation in the regions around and beyond the Indian Ocean during the period from the rise of Islam to 1750. Within a distinctive theory of comparative history, Professor Chaudhuri analyses how the identity of different Asian civilisations was established. He examines the structural features of food habits, clothing, architectural styles and housing; the different modes of economic production; and the role of crop raising, pastoral nomadism, and industrial activities for the main regions of the Indian Ocean. In an original and perceptive conclusion, the author demonstrates how Indian Ocean societies were united or separated from one another by a conscious cultural and linguistic identity. However, there was a deeper structure of unities created by a common ecology, technology, technology of economic production, traditions of government, theory of political obligations and rights, and a shared historical experience. His theory enables the author to show that the real Indian Ocean was an area that extended historically from the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf to the sea which lies beyond Japan.

The Shorter Science And Civilisation In China

Author: Joseph Needham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521467735
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The Shorter Science And Civilisation In China from the Author: Joseph Needham. This fifth volume of Colin Ronan's abridgement of Joseph Needham's monumental work is concerned with the remarkable engineering feats made during the early and medieval periods. No other country did more in civil engineering, both as to scale and skill, than China. The book opens with an account of the road system, which compared favorably with that of the Roman Empire. Naturally, the Great Wall of China is covered in some detail within the social context of walls, which--more than any other structure--mark the basic features of Chinese communities. The Chinese genius for town planning and achievements in hydraulic engineering are covered in later chapters. This book provides many clues as to the influence of Chinese innovation on Western engineering trends and will fascinate readers who are interested in the history of science and Chinese civilization.