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The Triumph of Human Empire - a book by Williams, Rosalind

The Triumph of Human Empire

Verne, Morris, and Stevenson at the End of the World

The Triumph of Human Empire( )
Author: Williams, Rosalind
ISBN:978-0-226-89955-8
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $30.00
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In the early 1600s, in a haunting tale titled New Atlantis, Sir Francis Bacon imagined the discovery of an uncharted island. This island was home to the descendants of the lost realm of Atlantis, who had organized themselves to seek "the knowledge of Causes, and secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible." Bacon's make-believe island was not an empire in the usual sense, marked by territorial control;...
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