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The Man Who Loved China
The Man Who Loved China
Author: Simon Winchester
This book is a Quality Paperback Book edition. It is exactly the same as the hardcover edition, but with a softcover. The ISBN number is 9781607512158. This ISBN is not listed by either PBS.com, half.com or Amazon.com for some reason. — From Publishers Weekly: — Starred Review. Joseph Needham (1900?1995) is the man who made China China, forming th...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781607512158
ISBN-10: 1607512157
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 316
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Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This biography of Joseph Needham, a man Id never even heard of before, was truly fascinating. Born in 1900 in England, he was a brilliant scientist, an eccentric, and passionate student of Chinese history. His intense love of China began with his Chinese mistress and developed into the most expansive study of Chinese history ever undertaken. He set out to prove that the Chinese really were the first people to develop many of the scientific processes and inventions claimed by Western inventors over the years, inventions like the stirrup, the compass, toilet paper, and the suspension bridge.

The result of his lifetime of work is a monumental, 26-volume book entitled Science and Civilization in China, parts of which have yet to be published.

You can read my entire review here
reviewed The Man Who Loved China on + 102 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This biography of Joseph Needham, a man Id never even heard of before, was truly fascinating. Born in 1900 in England, he was a brilliant scientist, an eccentric, and passionate student of Chinese history. His intense love of China began with his Chinese mistress and developed into the most expansive study of Chinese history ever undertaken. He set out to prove that the Chinese really were the first people to develop many of the scientific processes and inventions claimed by Western inventors over the years, inventions like the stirrup, the compass, toilet paper, and the suspension bridge.

The result of his lifetime of work is a monumental, 26-volume book entitled Science and Civilization in China, parts of which have yet to be published.

You can read my entire review here
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