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Author Henry, John, 1950- author.

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

Publication Info. London : Icon Books, 2017.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  509.2 HEN    AVAILABLE
Edition New edition.
Description vii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
text rdacontent
still image rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Icon science
Icon science (Series)
Summary "Francis Bacon - a leading figure in the history of science - never made a major discovery, provided a lasting explanation of any physical phenomena or revealed any hidden laws of nature. How then can he rank as he does alongside Newton? Bacon was the first major thinker to describe how science should be done, and to explain why. Scientific knowledge should not be gathered for its own sake but for practical benefit to mankind. And Bacon promoted experimentation, coming to outline and define the rigorous procedures of the 'scientific method' that today from the very bedrock of modern scientific progress. John Henry gives a dramatic account of the background to Bacon's innovations and the sometimes unconventional sources for his ideas. Why was he was so concerned to revolutionize the attitude to scientific knowledge - and why do his ideas for reform still resonate today?" --Publisher description.
Subject Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626.
Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Empiricism -- History.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- Biography.
Great Britain -- History -- James I, 1603-1625 -- Biography.
ISBN 9781785782367 (paperback)
9781785782510 (ebook)

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