Monthly Archives: October 2011

White man’s dreaming

The London Hanged, Peter Linebaugh This wonderful book gives us a strong sense of the untold aspect of the white man’s dreaming: it tells the story of the Georgian underclass who found themselves facing transportation to Botany Bay for their … Continue reading

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The man who discovered China

This book is Simon Winchester’s tribute to Joseph Needham and the massive impact he has had both east and west in recovering for us the imposing history of Chinese science and technology.
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Fire in Babylon

The goad was provided by their treatment at the hands of the Chappell era Australians led by Lillee and Thomson. “Right”, thought Lloyd, “if two is good, four is better.” It’s called fighting fire with fire.
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