The Genius of China 3000 Years of Science, Discovery & Invention

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-02-05
  • Publisher: Andre Deutsch
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The captivating, award-winning look at ancient China's unparalleled achievements now gets a lavish, revised color edition. Undisputed masters of invention and discovery, the ancient Chinese made pioneering strides in engineering, medicine, technology, math, science, warfare, transportation, and music that helped inspire the West's agricultural and industrial revolutions. They were the first to drill for oil, build a suspension bridge, understand how blood circulates through the body, and even isolate sex hormones. Based on research by the late Dr. Joseph Needham, author of the 25-volume epic Science and Civilisation of China and the world's foremost scholar of Chinese science, The Genius of China captures the spirit and excitement of centuries of ingenuity.

Author Biography

Robert Temple was born in the USA and lives in London. He is a VIP in China where the Chinese government has made The Genius of China an obligatory study text for tens of millions of Chinese students. Temple is also the author of a series of classic investigations into archaeological mysteries, notably The Sirius Mystery (Destiny Books), The Crystal Sun (Arrow), and Netherworld (Random House).

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