The Dream Pool Essays was an extensive book written by the polymath Chinese scientist and statesman Shen Kuo (1031-1095) by 1088 AD, during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) of China. Although Shen was previously a highly renowned government official and military general, he compiled this enormous written work while virtually isolated on his lavish garden estate near modern-day Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province. He named the book after the name he gave to his estate, the "Dream Brook". The literal translated meaning is Brush Talks from a Dream Brook, and in his biography in the Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990), Shen Kuo is quoted as saying: Because I had only my writing brush and ink slab to converse with, I call it Brush Talks.
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Description du livre Sichuan People's Publishing House. Soft cover. État : New. Language:Chinese.English.Author:(Song)Shen Kuo;Translators: Hu Daojing etc.Binding:Hardcover.Publisher:Sichuan People's Publishing House. N° de réf. du libraire A40135