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

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  • The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom (Harperluxe) – Trade paperback (2008)
    by Simon Winchester

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

    Trade paperback, Harperluxe
    2008
    English
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    478 pages

    ISBN: 0061562769
    ISBN-13: 9780061562761

    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 ... Show more

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

Overall customer rating: 5.000
Rubycanary

Intensly Fascinating

by Rubycanary on Mar 17, 2009

Winchester's writing style is dynamic and pulls your eyes along the pages. I always intend to put his books down and do something useful, but can't. This book has great descriptions, not just of Needham's travels through China, but of his plush life in England as well.

Leonine

Simon the Splendid

by Leonine on Jul 31, 2008

Simon Winchester has done it again. This is another of his beautifully written books on a wide variety of otherwise poorly-covered subjects. His writing style is addictive and his choice of subjects unique. I'm busy sourcing previous books which I have not yet read. I can't ay enough positive things about this particular volume except...GO AND BUY IT!

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