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Science  04 Jan 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5859, pp. 34-35
DOI: 10.1126/science.1151459

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The Jewel House. Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution. By Deborah E. Harkness. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2007. 371 pp. $32.50. ISBN 9780300111965.

The author discusses the activities of Francis Bacon's London contemporaries whose practices helped set the stage for the scientific revolution.