Synopses & Reviews
In sumptuous and illuminating detail, Simon Winchester, the bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman
("Elegant and scrupulous"—New York Times Book Review
) and Krakatoa
("A mesmerizing page-turner"—Time
) brings to life the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham, the brilliant Cambridge scientist who unlocked the most closely held secrets of China, long the worlds most technologically advanced country.
Both epic and intimate, The Man Who Loved China tells the sweeping history of China through Needhams remarkable life. Here is an unforgettable tale of what makes men, nations, and, indeed, mankind itself great—by one of the worlds inimitable storytellers.
About the Author
Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Professor and the Madman, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa. Those books were New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable lists. In 2006, Mr. Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by her Majesty the Queen. He lives in Manhattan and in western Massachusetts.