Fellows Library Entry
THE FIRST SCIENTIST. A LIFE OF ROGER BACON by Brian Clegg
Publication date: Unknown
Donated by: Brian Clegg
A copy of this book is available for loan.
Where did science begin? The First Scientist takes us back to thirteenth-century Europe, to the early years of the great universities, where learning was enlivened with the danger of mob violence and terrifyingly repressive religious censorship. Roger Bacon, a humble and devout English friar, seems an unlikely figure to challenge the orthodoxy of his day yet this unworldly man risked his life to establish the basis for true scientific knowledge.