MILITARY TECHNOLOGY continued
ii The Sung formulae 1
8 Firecrackers and fireworks p
9 Gunpowder as incendiary p
10 Bombs and grenades p
11 Land and sea mines p
12 Bizarre delivery systems p 21
14 The eruptor ancestor of all cannon
17th century Arabic Arima arquebus arrows arsenic artillery auct bamboo barrel Blackmore bombards bombs breech-loading bronze cannon century Chao Chen Cheng Chhen Chiao chien Chin China Chinese Ching Tsung Yao co-viative projectiles composition dynasty emperor enemy engine eruptor Europe European explosive Feng Chia-Sheng fire-lance fire-weapons firearms fireworks flame-thrower flames fuse Greek Fire gunpowder weapons hand-guns History history of gunpowder hsiao Huo Lung Ching ignition illustration incendiary invention iron Jurchen khou Kung later London matchlock mentioned metal-barrel military Ming Dynasty mixture Mongols Museum musket naphtha Needham nitrate Partington Peking phao Pien Ping Ping Lu powder probably reign-period rocket-arrow rockets saltpetre shen siege sulphur Sung Technology Thang Thien Thung translation trebuchet Tshao tube Wade-Giles Wang Wang Ling WCTY Wu Ching Tsung Wu Pei Chih Yuan Yuan Dynasty
Page 693 - Travels in China, containing descriptions, observations, and comparisons, made and collected in the course of a short residence at the imperial palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a subsequent journey through the country from...
Page 640 - In like manner they (the Chinese) are well acquainted with the effect of steam upon certain bodies that are immersed in it; that its heat is much greater than that of boiling water. Yet although for ages they have been in the habit of confining it in close vessels, something like Papin's digester, for the purpose of softening horn, from which their thin, transparent and capacious lanterns are made, they seem not to have discovered its extra-ordinary force when thus pent up; at least, they have never...
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Trust: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order
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