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The River at the Center of the World

A Journey up the Yangtze and Back in Chinese Time

The River at the Center of the World( )
Author: Winchester, Simon
ISBN:978-0-8050-3888-0
Publication Date:Oct 1996
Publisher:Henry Holt & Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.50
Book Details
Pages:432
Detailed Subjects: Travel / Asia / East / China
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.34 x 9.34 x 1.305 Inches
Book Weight:1.6 Pounds
Author Biography
Winchester, Simon (Author)
Simon Winchester was born in London, England on September 28, 1944. He read geology at St. Catherine's College, Oxford. After graduation in 1966, he joined a Canadian mining company and worked as field geologist in Uganda. The following year he decided to become a journalist. His first reporting job was for The Journal, Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1969, he joined The Guardian and was named Britain's Journalist of the Year in 1971. He also worked for the Daily Mail and the Sunday Times before becoming a freelancer.

He is the author of numerous books including In Holy Terror, The River at the Center of the World, The Alice Behind Wonderland, The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, and.Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World. In 2006, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to journalism and literature.

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