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Knowledge is Power: How Magic, the Government and an Apocalyptic Vision Inspired Francis Bacon to Create Modern Science

By: John Henry

192 pages, 10 bw illus

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Paperback | Jul 2003 | #142228 | ISBN: 1840464739
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Hardback | Apr 2002 | #127748 | ISBN: 1840463562
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Bacon is one of the leading figures in the history of science, and yet he never made a major discovery. His claim to fame rests on his status as the first major thinker to describe scientific method.

'Henry expounds his case with the contagious, even bullish, enthusiasm of the committed teacher, and the book is carefully pitched at an interested but not necessarily informed readership.' Nature


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Biography

John Henry is a Senior Lecturer in Science Studies at Edinburgh University. He is the author of Moving Heaven and Earth: Copernicus and the Solar System (2001), and has also illustrated a book on darts.

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