5, Chemistry and chemical technology ; Pt. 11, Ferrous metallurgy Joseph Needham ... The earliest definite evidence of the blast furnace in Europe is at this writing (November 2005) from the +12tha13th centuries, in three places: Sweden, northern Germany, and Italy; further research may well push this date further back , but it may be taken as the ... No doubt the answer will lie partly in the comparative advantage of various places and partly in the unaccountable vagaries of history, butanbsp;...
|Title||:||Science and Civilisation in China|
|Author||:||Joseph Needham, Donald B. Wagner, Tsuen-Hsuin Tsien, Dieter Kuhn, Francesca Bray, Christian Daniels, Nicholas K. Menzies, Christoph Harbsmeier, Peter J. Golas, H. T. Huang|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2008|