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Simon Winchester is always a good read, and this one is no exception. Fabulous account of Chinese Science as well as a fascinating biography of Joseph Needham, the man who brought... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robert A. Runte
An deep study of what one dedicated person went through to learned about China's historical greatness.
Highly recommended. No more xenophobia.
As a Chinese and a scientist I really enjoyed reading about the development of science in China. I think Simon Winchester did an xcellent job in his research.Published on April 10 2013 by Amazon Customer
I recently listened to my first China audio-book, The Man Who Loved China, by Simon Winchester. I had heard about this book, but admit the title put me off. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2011 by Troy Parfitt
Winchester's account of Joseph Needham shows a Needham-esque fascination with intricate detail -- be it the social world of Edwardian England or the topography of western China. Read morePublished on Dec 17 2010 by Brian Griffith
I bought this book quite a long time ago. I didn't order it because I had any particular interest in Joseph Needham (indeed, I had never heard of him) but rather because I had read... Read morePublished on Nov. 1 2010 by C. J. Thompson
Simon Winchester is a wonderful storyteller and his bio of Joseph Needham brings to light an amazing man who followed his ideals and created a better world for all.Published on Aug. 12 2010 by Becky2
I find the writer good but Needham does not seem quite worthy of a popular biography on this scale - I started to get bored despite Winchester's valiant attempts to make something... Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2009 by Dan Dupre