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The Genius of China: 3000 Years of Science, Discovery and Invention [Paperback]

Robert Temple
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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Touchstone Books; Reprint edition (Jan 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671674072
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671674076
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 18.3 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,435,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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254 pages profusely illustrated throughout

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Genius of China 24 July 2013
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This book meets all my expectations - I always knew that China led the way over a large number of inventions claimed by the West and this book clarifies the position.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow oh Wow 2 Feb 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As an accompaniment to Gavin Menzies' 1421 and 1434 this book provides fascinating information which was hitherto unheard of. For the amateur historian this is a wonderful reference book and is alreadt becoming well thumbed in my collection!
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5.0 out of 5 stars How the Chinese invented it all! 8 Dec 1997
By Gerald D. Blackwill - Published on Amazon.com
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Printing, Compasses, and Gunpowder were the key inventions that enabled the renaissance. The Chinese invented these and much more. This book is a distillation of Professor Joseph Needham's massive 13 volume "Science and Civilisation in China." It is a fascinating science history.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good vendor 15 Feb 2010
By David Ben Gerson - Published on Amazon.com
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first time buying used and from independent vendor. Book arrived in excellent time and condition at great price.
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