The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom
Publish date: June 3rd 2008
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
, Asian Literature
, World History
hmmm amazon has brought back their Big Deal, 500 ebooks at 85% off, and one can't go very wrong getting a big-6 published (Harper Collins, in this case) non-fiction history work at 1.99. well, it's 316 pages, less the 20% of the book that is the "searchable index" so popular to include with ebooks (...
Joseph NeedhamA man with a beautiful mind, one seemingly forged for the hard sciences - he worked in a college laboratory at Cambridge University specializing in embryology and morphogenesis - betrayed itself with that willful miscreant known as love, and in this case it was a love for China. Needha...
Added partly on the basis of Caroline's review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/383963904?utm_medium=email&utm_source=friend_updates
Note to self: Read his Professor & Madman first; try River at the Center of the World if you dig him.
H:bookiesnot essentialto readSimon Winchester Unabridged and read by the author.