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T.H.Huxley once said that a scholar should try to know something about everything and everything about something. Read morePublished on 29 Dec. 2012 by J.R.Goodall
Simon Winchester is the most agreeable of companions and tour guides as he plucks figures from history and relates their stories. Read morePublished on 20 Nov. 2012 by Peter Lake
I was a little disappointed by Atlantic, but in this book Simon Winchester does what he does best, write about historic characters and events with a journalist's immediacy. Read morePublished on 21 April 2012 by Mr. P. Skeldon
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 27 Dec. 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 18 Dec. 2010 by Brian Griffith
This is a book that should be read by all those who are fascinated by China's history, in the role of Joseph Needham in bringing it's scientific achievements to our attention and... Read morePublished on 23 Nov. 2010 by Raymond J. Carter