The Man Who Loved China (Bomb, Book and Compass) - Simon Winchester
Needham's twenty-four-volume masterpiece, Science and Civilization in China , remains an unrivalled account of the nation's astonishing history of invention and technology- from blast furnaces and suspension bridges, to the game of chess and the first toilet paper. In Bomb, Book and Compass , Simon Winchester tells the story of this man, his book, the passion that inspired it - and the extraordinary rise of the Chinese nation that continues to this day.
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