The man who loved China: the fantastic story of the eccentric scientist who unlocked the mysteries of the Middle Kingdom

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In sumptuous and illuminating detail Simon Winchester chronicles the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham, the brilliant Cambridge scientist who turned his eccentric genius on the study of China. In 1937 Joseph Needham fell in love with a visiting Chinese student. He soon became fascinated by China, and his mistress persuaded him to travel to her home country. Thus began his undying passion for the world's most populous nation. Needham tackled one of the great, unanswered historical questions: Why did a nation that had invented so much and had enjoyed 5,000 years of flourishing civilization, fail to undergo an industrial revolution, and instead spend so many modern years mired in poverty and racked by instability and revolution? By the time he died, Needham had produced seventeen immense volumes on China, marking him as the greatest one-man encyclopaedist ever. Both epic and intimate, The Man Who Loved China tells the sweeping history of China through Needham's remarkable life. Here is an unforgettable tale by one of the world's inimitable storytellers.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology, HISTORY / Asia / China, Needham, Joseph, -- 1900-1995, Needham, Joseph, -- 1900-1995. -- Science and civilisation in China, Science -- China -- History, Scientists -- Great Britain -- Biography
title_display The man who loved China : the fantastic story of the eccentric scientist who unlocked the mysteries of the Middle Kingdom
title_full The man who loved China : the fantastic story of the eccentric scientist who unlocked the mysteries of the Middle Kingdom [electronic resource] / Simon Winchester, The man who loved China [sound recording] : [the fantastic story of the eccentric scientist who unlocked the mysteries of the Middle Kingdom] / written and read by Simon Winchester
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