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.
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.
'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