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

ISBN-10: 0060884614
ISBN-13: 9780060884611
Edition: N/A
Authors: Simon Winchester
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/28/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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.

Simon Winchester has written works based on his travels through Africa, India and Hong Kong, including The River at the Center of the World (1996), about his trip along the Yangtze River. He has also written The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, The Alice Behind Wonderland and served as the Asia-Pacific editor for Conde Nast Traveler. He lives in Massachusetts and in the Western Isles of Scotland. His title The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.

Maps and Illustrations
Author's Note
Prologue
The Barbarian and the Celestial
Bringing Fuel in Snowy Weather
The Discovering of China
The Rewards of Restlessness
The Making of His Masterpiece
Persona Non Grata: The Certain Fall from Grace
The Passage to the Gate
Epilogue
Chinese Inventions and Discoveries with Dates of First Mention
States, Kingdoms, and Dynasties of China
Acknowledgments
Suggested Further Reading
Index

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