Ancient China

Ancient China

by Robert Snedden
     
 

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We rely on technology to make our lives easier, faster, and better. Our buildings, machinery, vehicles, clothes metals, food, food medicine and weapons depend upon it. But many of the technologies we currently use have their origins in the distant past. See more details below

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We rely on technology to make our lives easier, faster, and better. Our buildings, machinery, vehicles, clothes metals, food, food medicine and weapons depend upon it. But many of the technologies we currently use have their origins in the distant past.

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Children's Literature - Amie Rose Rotruck
China has a long history of technological advances, going back 5,000 years. Many of its discoveries, such as smelting iron and making porcelain, were made far before any other civilization. In the field of architecture, the Chinese was were able to make bricks, roof support, and even dig caves that people still inhabit today. And, of course, there is the Great Wall of China, built in the 3rd century B.C. Irrigation technological developments and iron plows aided farmers. Chinese textiles are famous even today, with silk still being used for fancy clothes. In 100 B.C., the Chinese also invented paper similar to what we use today, and calligraphy is still an art practiced in modern times. Porcelain, bronze, and iron are all materials that the Chinese developed for various products. In the field of travel, the Chinese invented stirrups, the compass, and rudders. They were also very interested in measuring and keeping track of time. Chinese medical advances included acupuncture and herbal remedies, and military inventions included gunpowder. This very thorough and interesting work includes numerous color photographs, timelines and a glossary. Part of the "Technology in Times Past" series. Reviewer: Amie Rose Rotruck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599202983
Publisher:
Black Rabbit Books
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Series:
Technology in Times Past Series
Pages:
46
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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