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

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

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The man who loved China : the fantastic story of the eccentric scientist who unlocked the mysteries of the Middle Kingdom
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The man who loved China
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the fantastic story of the eccentric scientist who unlocked the mysteries of the Middle Kingdom
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Simon Winchester
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eng
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The extraordinary story of Joseph Needham, the brilliant Cambridge scientist who unlocked the most closely held secrets of China--long the world's most technologically advanced country. This married Englishman, a freethinking intellectual, while working at Cambridge University in 1937, fell in love with a visiting Chinese student, with whom he began a lifelong affair. He became fascinated with China, and embarked on a series of extraordinary expeditions to the farthest frontiers of this ancient empire. He searched everywhere for evidence to bolster his conviction that the Chinese were responsible for hundreds of mankind's most familiar innovations--including printing, the compass, explosives, suspension bridges, even toilet paper--often centuries before the rest of the world. His dangerous journeys took him across war-torn China to far-flung outposts, consolidating his deep admiration for the Chinese people. After the war, Needham began writing what became a seventeen-volume encyclopedia, Science and Civilisation in China.--From publisher description
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individual biography
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Winchester, Simon
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  • 509.2
  • B
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
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Q143.N44
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W56 2008
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Needham, Joseph
  • Needham, Joseph
  • Scientists
  • Science
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The man who loved China : the fantastic story of the eccentric scientist who unlocked the mysteries of the Middle Kingdom, Simon Winchester
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
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9780061795886
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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191E5528-576A-49E9-87B7-918420EDAE4A
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  • (TLC)erc0000058275
  • 990615
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The man who loved China : the fantastic story of the eccentric scientist who unlocked the mysteries of the Middle Kingdom, Simon Winchester
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Publication
Copyright
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Electronic book
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061795886
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
191E5528-576A-49E9-87B7-918420EDAE4A
System control number
  • (TLC)erc0000058275
  • 990615

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