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Civilisation: Shen Kuo (1031 – 1095)

Shen Kuo was an 11th century Chinese scientist. He was centuries ahead of Western contemporaries in fields as diverse as astronomy, geology, mathematics, astronomy and even palaeontology (although he’d never have used any such term, even in translation). Continue reading

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Civilisation 18: Lao Tzu (Not his real name)

Even the longest journey begins with a single step. Continue reading

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