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Bomb, Book and Compass : Joseph Needham and the Great Secrets of China
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Before fate intervened, Joseph Needham was a distinguished biochemist at Cambridge University, married to a fellow scientist. In he was asked to supervise a young Chinese student named Lu Gwei-Djen, and in that moment began the two greatest.
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Joseph Needham initiated and wrote much of one of the most impressive scholarly achievements of modern times: the multi-volume Science and Civilisation in China. Earlier, he shone as a biochemist, and helped set up Unesco. He died in , aged But until now, no biography has appeared. Here, Simon Winchester goes some way toward making amends, taking us through a teasingly eccentric life. Needham cemented his scientific credentials with Chemical Embryology and Biology and Morphogenesis
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