Origin Chinese Science and Technology traces the intriguing legends and scientific explorations of the Chinese people. Find out about the Four Great Inventions that shaped the Chinese civilisation. and explore the amazing breadth of Chinese intervenes in fields ranging from mathematics and astronomy to geography and agriculture.Did you know that:* The Chinese began making paper nearly two thousand years ago?* The earliest mention of the abacus was in the Eastern Han Dynasty?* No nails are needed in Chinese architecture?*The first seismograph was invented in AD 132?Packed with information and vividly illustrated, this easy-to-read volume will greatly enhance your appreciation of Chinese science and technology.