梦溪笔谈 (夢谿筆談) Mèng Xī Bǐ Tán

Mèng Xī Bǐ Tán proper noun Dream Pool Essays
Domain: History 历史 , Subdomain: Song Dynasty 宋朝 , Concept: Book 书
Notes: c. 1088 book by Song scientist and statesman Shen Kuo 沈括 on geology, astronomy, movable type printing, botany, zoology, and swords. It contained the first description of describe the magnetic needle compass