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The first scientist : a life of Roger Bacon

Author: Brian Clegg
Publisher: London : Constable, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 13th-century friar Roger Bacon has a good claim to be known as the West's first true scientist. This work is both a biography and a picture of the times - an intellectual map of the medieval  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Roger Bacon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Clegg
ISBN: 1841196185 9781841196183
OCLC Number: 59364234
Description: 244 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Dust Motes --
Scholar! --
The Secret of Secrets --
The Order --
Time and the Antichrist --
Opus majus --
De profundis --
Into the Light --
The Smokescreen --
Magister --
Bacon's Books --
Extract from The Famous Historie of Fryer Bacon --
Extracts from the Opus majus.
Responsibility: Brian Clegg.

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'In this extraordinary book... Clegg's accessible writing style manages to encapsulate the lives of light's disciples with humorous and interesting anecdotes... quite awesome.' - New Scientist

 
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