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Bomb, book and compass : Joseph Needham and the great secrets of China

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. : Viking, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Before fate intervened, Needham was a distinguished biochemist performing research at Cambridge University, married to a fellow scientist and an ardent member of the local Communist party. In 1937 he was asked to supervise a young Chinese student named Lu Gwei-Djen, and in that moment began the greatest love affair.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Joseph Needham; Joseph Needham; Joseph Needham
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Winchester
ISBN: 9780670913794 0670913790
OCLC Number: 234180746
Notes: Originally published in the USA as The man who loved China by HarperCollins, 2008.
Description: 316 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Man who loved China.
Bomb, book & compass
Responsibility: Simon Winchester.

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Before fate intervened, Needham was a distinguished biochemist performing research at Cambridge University, married to a fellow scientist and an ardent member of the local Communist party. In 1937 he was asked to supervise a young Chinese student named Lu Gwei-Djen, and in that moment began the greatest love affair.

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