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

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

bySimon Winchester

Paperback | April 28, 2009

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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 is the acclaimed author of many books, includingThe Professor and the Madman,Atlantic,The Man Who Loved China,A Crack in the Edge of the World, andKrakatoa. In 2006, Mr. Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen. He lives in western Massachusetts.
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Title:The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries…Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:April 28, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060884614

ISBN - 13:9780060884611

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Different View of China! I love the topics that Simon Winchester covers in his books. This time we learn about the eccentric British scienticist, Joseph Needham, who showed the West how important China was to our lives. Removing history from the lens of the West, Needham brought to light the sheer magnitude of inventions and ideas that emanated from China. At the end of the book, various theories are discussed on why the West caught up and surpassed China in the fields of science and industry. However, the author does allude that given China's long history and its current redevelopment. that we are indeed seeing the rise of a new and dynamic China once more. A worthwhile book for the general history reader.
Date published: 2014-04-15