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  1. A Crack in the Edge of the World

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb A Crack in the Edge of the World by Simon Winchester HarperTorch, $76 Charles Richter, who came up with the earthquake scale in 1935, was 'an avid nudist' with a 'prodigious sexual appetite'. Readers familiar with Simon Winchester will take such asides in their stride as our correspondent/geologist digs about in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, ...

  2. Top gun Winchester shows no signs of slowing down

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... With more books up his sleeve, the adventurer is planning a road trip to China, writes Ed Peters Simon Winchester returns to Hong Kong for this year's literary festival- at which he ... to the US, now his dream is to return to Shanghai and enjoy its new prosperity. 'And I thought- what a marvellous way to start off my new book on the city.' Simon Winchester appears ...

  3. Bomb, Book & Compass

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Bomb, Book & Compass by Simon Winchester Penguin HK$142 The title borrows from Francis Bacon's famous observation that gun powder, printing and the compass were inventions that most profoundly changed the world. '[Joseph] Needham found [they] had all been used in China long before they were supposedly 'invented' by westerners,' Simon ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - BADMINTON

    Unseeded Simon Santoso stuns Lee Chong Wei at Singapore Open

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 09:38pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Rank outsider wins in style; Wang Yihan upsets Li Xuerui Unseeded Indonesian Simon Santoso pulled off a major shock when he thrashed badminton’s world number one Lee Chong Wei to win the Singapore Open for the first time on Sunday. The 28-year-old, considered a rank outsider against Malaysia’s imperious Lee, upset the form book in style with an emphatic ...

  5. The Festival

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival The annual literary festival highlights children's authors, poets, journalists and novelists in a range of talks and writing seminars with writers including Gore Vidal, author of The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan, memoir writer Madhur Jaffrey, and best-selling author Simon Winchester (above). Starts tomorrow-March 21, various venues ...

  6. Chronicler Jan Morris laments end of love affair with city

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... night. Morris, 81, appearing alongside fellow titan of travel writing Simon Winchester as part of the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival, said that when she first visited the city ... at the South China Morning Post-sponsored event. 'It's an impertinent thing to say when I've only been here for a couple of days but I don't feel that now.' Winchester, who has ...

  7. Atlantic

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Antonella Gambotto-burke

    ... Antonella Gambotto-Burke Atlantic by Simon Winchester Harper, HK$224 British journalist, geologist and US resident Simon Winchester, the man behind an ever-increasing number of historical ... Winchester travelled to Brazil, Greenland, Morocco, Namibia, Newfoundland, Norway, and a score of wind-whipped outposts to research, survey, and muse upon the Atlantic, 'an industrial ocean ...

  8. News - World - MEDICINE

    Teenager Elana Simon helps write study into her own cancer

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 09:13pm by AP

    ... "It's crazy that I've been able to do this," said Elana Simon, describing her idea to study the extremely rare form of liver cancer that hits mostly adolescents and young adults. ... tested so far. It was a small study, and more research was needed to see what this gene flaw really does, said Sanford Simon, the teenager's father and the study's senior author. ...

  9. News - World - FASHION

    Simon Gao Yang presents designs at London Fashion Week

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 08:57pm by XINHUA

    ... Xinhua in London A Chinese finale to London show Designer Simon Gao Yang has presented his new collection as the last show of London Fashion Week, spotlighting a growing interest in Chinese fashion. Gao, 32, is one of the hottest young designers in China, having created his SIMONGAO brand in 2012. Gao unveiled his autumn and winter collections during the show on Tuesday ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Right to make the city their home sets Hongkongers apart

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON NG

    ... Simon Ng Inclusiveness of permanent residency laws brings equality and freedom to city's residents Right to make the city their home sets Hongkongers apart Hong Kong people are often ... It is this rights-based, open and diversified citizenry that defines our city's uniqueness, vitality and global outlook. Simon Ng is assistant professor and senior law programme director at HKU's School ...




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