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Chinese Diplomats - Zheng He, Deng Xiaoping, Shen Kuo, Su Song, Pei Ju, Li Fengji, Li Hongzhang, Pei Yaoqing, Yu Di, Li Kui, Guo Yuanzhen (Paperback) Loot Price: R383
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Chinese Diplomats - Zheng He, Deng Xiaoping, Shen Kuo, Su Song, Pei Ju, Li Fengji, Li Hongzhang, Pei Yaoqing, Yu Di, Li Kui,...

Chinese Diplomats - Zheng He, Deng Xiaoping, Shen Kuo, Su Song, Pei Ju, Li Fengji, Li Hongzhang, Pei Yaoqing, Yu Di, Li Kui, Guo Yuanzhen (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 70. Chapters: Zheng He, Deng Xiaoping, Shen Kuo, Su Song, Pei Ju, Li Fengji, Li Hongzhang, Pei Yaoqing, Yu Di, Li Kui, Guo Yuanzhen, Guan Bo, Dong Jin, Yuan Zi, Yishiha, Zhao Jing, Pei Guangting, Zhou Daguan, Cui Dunli, Ho Feng-Shan, Ji Chaozhu, Sha Zukang, Qiying, Chen Cheng, Madame Wei Tao-Ming, Wang Xuance, Gong Zhen, Tang Jian, Wu Ken, Fei Shi, Liu Guchang, Hu Zhengyue, Ji Peiding. Excerpt: Shen Kuo or Shen Gua (Chinese: pinyin: Sh n Kuo; Wade-Giles: Shen K'uo) (1031-1095), style name Cunzhong ( ) and pseudonym Mengqi (now usually given as Mengxi) Weng ( ), was a polymathic Chinese scientist and statesman of the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Excelling in many fields of study and statecraft, he was a mathematician, astronomer, meteorologist, geologist, zoologist, botanist, pharmacologist, agronomist, archaeologist, ethnographer, cartographer, encyclopedist, general, diplomat, hydraulic engineer, inventor, academy chancellor, finance minister, governmental state inspector, poet, and musician. He was the head official for the Bureau of Astronomy in the Song court, as well as an Assistant Minister of Imperial Hospitality. At court his political allegiance was to the Reformist faction known as the New Policies Group, headed by Chancellor Wang Anshi (1021-1086). In his Dream Pool Essays (; Mengxi Bitan) of 1088, Shen was the first to describe the magnetic needle compass, which would be used for navigation (first described in Europe by Alexander Neckam in 1187). Shen discovered the concept of true north in terms of magnetic declination towards the north pole, with experimentation of suspended magnetic needles and "the improved meridian determined by Shen's measurement of the distance between the polestar and true north." This was the decisive step in human history to make compasses more useful for navigation, and may have been a con...

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2011
First published: June 2011
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 72
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-07379-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-07379-0
Barcode: 9781156073797

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