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Riding the Iron Rooster - Paul Theroux, William Hootkins
Riding the Iron Rooster
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140861662 (0140861661)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 2
Edition language: English
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3 Things about Riding the Iron Rooster:(1) land sakes, Paul Theroux does not like human beings! he seem like a very disdainful and contemptuous person in general. that disdain and contempt certainly includes the Chinese - which was an off-putting and distancing thing to experience when reading a tra...
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Among the first inventions of the Chinese were such things as toilet paper (they were enamored with paper and in fact invented a paper armor consisting of pleats which were impervious to arrows), the spinning wheel, seismograph, steam engine (as early as 600 A.D.) and parachute hang gliders in 550-5...
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