The Man Who Loved China
Author : Simon Winchester
Publisher : Harper Perennial
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2009-04-28
ISBN 10 : 0060884614
ISBN 13 : 9780060884611
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Man Who Loved China Book Description:

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.


The Man Who Loved China
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-04-28 - Publisher: Harper Perennial

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Categories: Art
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Pages: 154
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Pages: 277
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