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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; Reprint edition (4 Jun 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141011580
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141011585
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 610,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Simon Winchester studied Geology at Oxford University. He is the author of 'Atlantic','A Crack in the Edge of the World', 'Krakatoa', 'The Map That Changed the World', 'The Professor and the Madman', 'The Fracture Zone', 'Outposts', 'Korea', among many other titles. He lives in Massachusetts and in the Western Isles of Scotland.

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'An astonishing story' Sunday Times 'A fascinating, revealing story, told with Winchester's customary brio and wit' Telegraph 'One man's graceful, diverting account of another man's passion' The Times 'Succinct, enjoyable, engaging' Financial Times

About the Author

Simon Winchester was born and educated in England and was a foreign correspondent for 30 years, reporting for much of that time from Asia, including mainland China and Hong Kong. His many highly-acclaimed and bestselling books include The River at the Centre of the World, The Surgeon of Crowthorne and The Map that Changed the World. He now lives in New York and in western Massachusetts.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. O. Butler on 24 July 2009
Format: Paperback
A good, interesting and rewarding biography of a life's span at an interesting time in recent history.
Simon Winchester has done considerable research and brought some colour to what could have been considered as a boring academic life spent in the cloisters of a Cambridge College.
Worth a read if only to encourage the travelling gene within us all.
Do not get confused with the same book entitled 'The man who loved China'
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