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Simon Winchester is an amazing writer - never disappoints. And the story is like a fable! What a character. Couldn't put it down.Published 5 days ago by Nan Ayers
A delightful, informative and very readable book by the gifted writer Mr. Winchester about an extraordinary man, Mr Joseph Needham. Two delightfully eccentric and very driven men. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Michael Garsva
I have read many of Winchester's books and each of them have taught me elements of history, geography, geology, etc. that I otherwise would not learn. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeep61
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Great read. I have Chinese relatives I have always been told of the firsts invented in china this book really brought home how the west learned all of thisPublished 4 months ago by Lisa Gail Malseed
Simon Winchester is the history, geological, scientific writer par excellence. He has a talent for making non-fiction come alive as if he were telling a story. Read morePublished 5 months ago by brissolles
I love this book. Had to rebuy it as the first one was borrowed and never returned . Money well spent.Published 5 months ago by Jan wilson
Good book dry at times but incredibly informative. Great character. I loved it.Published 9 months ago by Garuda