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The mathematical science of Christopher Wren

Author: J A Bennett
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book considers Wren's 'other' career as an astronomer, and shows how science informed his architectural philosophy.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bennett, J.A. (James A.).
Mathematical science of Christopher Wren.
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1982
(OCoLC)773319013
Named Person: Christopher Wren, Sir; Wren, Sir Christopher; Christopher Wren, Sir; Christopher Wren; Christopher Wren; Christopher Wren; Christopher Wren, Sir
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J A Bennett
ISBN: 0521246083 9780521246088
OCLC Number: 7998009
Description: 148 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The mathematical sciences; 3. 'That prodigious young scholar'; 4. Astronomy; 5. Longitude; 6. Cosmology; 7. Mechanics, microscopy, surveying; 8. Medicine and meteorology; 9. From astronomy to architecture; 10. The natural causes of beauty; Notes; References; Index.
Responsibility: J.A. Bennett.
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