Bomb Book and Compass

25th Apr 2022

Simon Winchester

Joseph Needham and the great secrest of China.

This follows the life of Joseph Needham and his fascination with China. Particularly the neglected history, where western civilisation took credit for many inventions, when in fact China had created them and were using them previously. He also wanted to discover why they stopped or stalled.

Interresting story of an academics life too. I really enjoyed the description' s of Jospehs place at Cambridge and his rooms and his study. Adventures in China too.

Culmination is his 7 volumne series of books Science and Civilisation in China

I will buy anything Simon Winchester writes.