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Knowledge is power : how magic, the government and an apocalyptic vision helped Francis Bacon to create modern science

Author: John Henry
Publisher: London : Icon Books, 2017.
Series: Icon science (Series)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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The scientific life and times of Sir Francis Bacon.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Henry, John, 1950-
Knowledge is power.
London : Icon Books, 2017
(OCoLC)1014202068
Named Person: Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Henry
ISBN: 9781785782510 1785782517
OCLC Number: 1005011679
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: 'Kindling a light in nature --
Inventing modern science --
'Believing that I was born for the service of mankind --
'Being of all men of my time the most busied in affairs of state --
'Enlarging of the bounds of human empire': Bacon and magic --
'Effecting of all things possible': magic and the experimental method --
'Seeking for experiments of light': Bacon and the decline of magic --
Separating science and religion? --
Restoring lost dominion: Bacon and the millennium --
Building a model of the world: Bacon and Utopia --
Writing philosophy like a Lord Chancellor: Bacon and the bureaucracy of science --
Extending the empire of man? Bacon, the law and Mother Nature --
Leaving it to the next ages --
Waiting for the harvest?
Series Title: Icon science (Series)
Responsibility: John Henry.

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'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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