Tian Gong Kai Wu is the first comprehensive work on agriculture and handicraft industry in the world. It introduces the production technology of machinery, bricks, ceramics, sulphur, candles, paper, weapons, gunpowder, textile, dyeing, salt making, coal mining and oil pressing in ancient China. It is also known as the "Encyclopedia of China's 17th century crafts". The book is illustrated in the original text, and the translation is easy to understand.
Song Yingxing is a famous scientist of Ming Dynasty in China.
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