Science Outpost

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THE core of this book consists of a series of articles on science in China which originally appeared in Nature during 1943–46. With them are reports on the first three years working of the Sino-British Science Co-operation Bureau (February 1943–February 1946), a broadcast from London called "Science and Life in Wartime China" (December 1944), Dr. J. Needham's original memorandum from Chungking on an International Science Co-operation Service (July 1944), and a reprinted paper on the Chinese contribution to scientific humanism. The original part of the book comprises the excerpts from letters, extracts from the logs of the north-west journey in 1943, of a journey on the Burma road in September 1944, of the south-east journey in April 1944 and of a journey in Shensi in October 1945, entries from the diary of Mrs. Needham, and a number of poems by Rewi-Alley, with two by Dr. Needham himself.

Science Outpost

Papers of the Sino-British Science Co-operation Office (British Council Scientific Office in China), 1942–1946. Edited by Joseph Needham Dorothy Needham. Pp. 113 + 24 plates. (London: Pilot Press, Ltd., 1948.) 25s. net.

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BRIGHTMAN, R. Science Outpost. Nature 163, 704 (1949) doi:10.1038/163704a0

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