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The Man Who Loved China : The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom - Simon Winchester

The Man Who Loved China

The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom

Paperback Published: 28th April 2009
ISBN: 9780060884611
Number Of Pages: 316

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In sumptuous and illuminating detail, Simon Winchester, bestselling author of "The Professor and the Madman," brings to life the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham--the brilliant Cambridge scientist, freethinking intellectual, and practicing nudist who unlocked the most closely held secrets of China, once the world's most technologically advanced country.

ISBN: 9780060884611
ISBN-10: 0060884614
Series: P.S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 28th April 2009
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.26

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Simon Winchester

About the Author


Simon Winchester is the author of several books, including works of travel writing, history and acclaimed biography, including The Surgeon of Crowthorne (1998). The Map That Changed the World (2001), is the story of William Smith, the 19th-century engineer and father of modern geology; and Krakatoa - The Day the World Exploded: 27 August 1883 (2003), explores the drama surrounding the 19th-century eruption of the Javanese volcano. The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary (2003), was shortlisted for the 2003 British Book Awards History Book of the Year, and A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906was published in 2005. Bomb, Book and Compass: Joseph Needham and the Great Secrets of ChinaThe Alice Behind Wonderland, an exploration of Lewis Carroll's creation of the Lewis Carroll classic. Simon Winchester was awarded an OBE in 2006, and was elected an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford, in 2009, and continues to publish widely on geological subjects

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