Bomb, Book and Compass

by Simon Winchester | Nonfiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0141011580 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSparkishwing of Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom on 4/2/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSparkishwing from Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Friday, April 2, 2021
The seventeenth-century philosopher-statesman Francis Bacon famously declared that nothing had changed the world more profoundly than three great inventions: gunpowder, printing and the compass. What he didn't know was that the Chinese had been successfully using all three, long before the west ever 'invented' them. And yet it was another 300 years before a remarkable man called Joseph Needham embarked on his epic, lifetime's work which would finally set the record straight. Inspired by a wartime mission to occupied China, he started writing what would become a twenty-four-volume masterpiece, chronicling the nation's astonishing history of invention and technology over five thousand years. It was, and remains, the greatest work on China ever created in the Western world.

In Bomb, Book and Compass, Simon Winchester tells the story of Joseph Needham, his magnificent book, the passion that inspired it, and the remarkable rise of the Chinese nation that continues to this day.

Journal Entry 2 by wingSparkishwing at Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Journal Entry 3 by wingSparkishwing at Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, May 17, 2021

Released 1 yr ago (5/17/2021 UTC) at Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom

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Beginning it's travels. Enjoy 😊

Journal Entry 4 by wingbooktwitcherwing at Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Thank you Sparkish, and also for the postcard. I look forward to reading.

Journal Entry 5 by wingbooktwitcherwing at Frinton-on-sea, Essex United Kingdom on Thursday, October 21, 2021

Released 8 mos ago (10/22/2021 UTC) at Frinton-on-sea, Essex United Kingdom

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Given to my brother on last visit here.

Journal Entry 6 by wingbooktwitcherwing at Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom on Friday, May 13, 2022
Returned by my brother

Journal Entry 7 by wingbooktwitcherwing at On the sea front in Aldeburgh, Suffolk United Kingdom on Saturday, May 14, 2022

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On one of the seats

Journal Entry 8 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Aldeburgh, Suffolk United Kingdom on Monday, May 16, 2022
Not my type of read but was intrigued by the concept. I have brought it home to Kesgrave Suffolk but will take on holiday in a couple of weeks to another UK location.

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