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

Published: 2008-06-01
Paperback : 496 pages
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In sumptuous and illuminating detail, Simon Winchester, the bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman ("Elegant and scrupulous"?New York Times Book Review) and Krakatoa ("A mesmerizing page-turner"?Time) brings to life the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham, the brilliant ...

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In sumptuous and illuminating detail, Simon Winchester, the bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman ("Elegant and scrupulous"?New York Times Book Review) and Krakatoa ("A mesmerizing page-turner"?Time) brings to life the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham, the brilliant Cambridge scientist who unlocked the most closely held secrets of China, long the world’s most technologically advanced country.

Both epic and intimate, The Man Who Loved China tells the sweeping history of China through Needham’s remarkable life. Here is an unforgettable tale of what makes men, nations, and, indeed, mankind itself great?by one of the world’s inimitable storytellers.

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  "China we better start understanding her..."by [email protected]mail.com (see profile) 08/20/10

This is a well written biographical account of Joseph Needham, a Britian, that travels to China in 1943 during WWII with Winston Churchill's funding to spread good will. Joseph Needham does more with... (read more)

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