What technology the West got from the East

Yiiikes.

  • Wheelbarrows
  • Horse collars
  • Cheap cast iron tools
  • Paper
  • Movable type
  • Ship rigging & steering improvements
  • Gunpowder & firearms
  • Magnetic compass

Why the West Rules–for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future” by Ian Morris.

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