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

by Simon Winchester

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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.

No cloistered don, this tall, married Englishman was a freethinking intellectual, who practiced nudism and was devoted to a quirky brand of folk dancing. In 1937, while working as a biochemist at Cambridge University, he instantly fell in love with a visiting Chinese student, with whom he began a lifelong affair.

He soon became fascinated with China, and his mistress swiftly persuaded the ever-enthusiastic Needham to travel to her home country, where he embarked on a series of extraordinary expeditions to the farthest frontiers of this ancient empire. He searched everywhere for evidence to bolster his conviction that the Chinese were responsible for hundreds of mankind''s most familiar innovations-including printing, the compass, explosives, suspension bridges, even toilet paper-often centuries before the rest of the world. His thrilling and dangerous journeys, vividly recreated by Winchester, took him across war-torn China to far-flung outposts, consolidating his deep admiration for the Chinese people.

After the war, Needham was determined to tell the world what he had discovered, and began writing his majestic Science and Civilisation in China, describing the country''s long and astonishing history of invention and technology. By the time he died, he had produced, essentially single-handedly, seventeen immense volumes, marking him as the greatest one-man encyclopedist ever.

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

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

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

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Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. xii, 316 pp., illus., portr., maps, biblio., index; 24 cm. Tight, clean copy. Stated "First Edition." Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. A fine copy of the first printing.

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Near fine hardcover in near fine dust jacket. Signed by Winchester. 8vo. 316pp.

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Book. Signed by Author(s) 1st editions, 1st printing, signed by Simon Winchester on title page.

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0060884592 Signed by the author on the half-title page. Stated first edition. 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 Fascinating Story of the Man Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom

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8vo. xii, 316pp, index, appendices, bibliography, bw ills, pictorial endpapers. Or brown boards in jacket. Near new-small crease at top of front jacket flap. The story of Joseph Needham who travelled extensively in China seeking proof that the Chinese were responsible for may of mankinds innovations-often centuries before the rest of the world.

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

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1. pp. 316. Physical desc. : xii, 316 p. : ill., maps; 24 cm. Published in Australia as: Bomb, book and compass: Joseph Needham and the great secrets of China. Camberwell, Victoria: Viking, 2008. Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-294) and index. Subject: Needham, Joseph (1900-1995)--Science and civilisation in China--Science--History--Scientists--Gre Britain--Biography. Physical desc. : xii, 316 p. : ill., maps; 24 cm. Published in Australia as: Bomb, book and compass: Joseph Needham and the great secrets of China. Camberwell, Victoria: Viking, 2008. Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-294) and index. Subject: Needham, Joseph (1900-1995)--Science and civilisation in China--Science--History--Scientists--Gre Britain--Biography.

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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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Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 316 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white, Maps, Frontispiece. Audience: General/trade.

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ISBN 9780060884598. Hardback. First Printing. Very Good condition book, with minor rubs to cover corners, in a Very Good condition dustjacket with minor rubs and creases around its edges. Tight, sound, unmarked copy except for author's signature on title page, gold gilt sticker from bookstore stating copy is autographed on front jacket. $27.95 original price is present and unclipped on front flap of dustjacket.

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The Man Who Loved China. { Signed & Dated in Year of Publication.}. { With Ephemera.}.

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8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed and Dated By Author. A VERY FINE, unread copy of the FIRST EDITION. In VERY FINE jacket. SIGNED and DATED by SIMON WINCHESTER on the title page. DATED: 28th MAY, 2008.

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8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author Signed by the author on the title page, not inscribed to anyone.

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The Man Who Loved China: the Dantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mydteries of the Middle Kingdom: Signed First Edition

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Signed by Author Signed on a page specially bound in by the publisher; with a gold and black sticker applied to jacket.

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***AUTOGRAPHED COPY***FIRST EDITION***

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Signed by Author A square solid tight clean un-read as new copy. One page has a small edge crimp.

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

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

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Near fine condition. Harper, 2008. First edition. Black hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) with Dj(two small nicks and crease on the edges of the Dj cover), both in near fine condition. Illustrated with b/w photos, map. Nice and clean pages as new with a small pencil mark impression on the edge of the first blank page of the book, light shelf wear on the Dj cover.320pp including List of illustrations and maps, author's note, suggested further reading, index.

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