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A more beautiful city : Robert Hooke and the rebuilding of London after the great fire

Author: M A R Cooper
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton, 2003.
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This book reveals Hooke's important contribution to the rebuilding of London in the shape we know it today. As City Surveyor he worked with Wren and the other King's Commissioners in drafting the rebuilding regulations.
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Cooper, M. A. R. (Michael Alan Ralph)
More beautiful city.
Stroud : Sutton, 2003
(OCoLC)603655134
Online version:
Cooper, M. A. R. (Michael Alan Ralph)
More beautiful city.
Stroud : Sutton, 2003
(OCoLC)608428704
Named Person: Robert Hooke; Robert Hooke
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M A R Cooper
ISBN: 0750929596 9780750929592
OCLC Number: 53069629
Description: vii, 271 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Aspects of a life: Finding by my own trials --
These my first labours --
A person learned in geometry --
The plainness and soundness of observations --
At the top of Paul's steeple --
A sort of domesticity --
Systems and contrivances --
Part 2. Building a new city: A great confusion --
With alacrity and cheerfulness --
The middle way --
To the best of my skill, knowledge and power --
Calculating the losses --
We have met upon the place --
Unexpected pressures --
For the well-being of all citizens --
A perpetual remembrance --
A full and glorious restoration.
Responsibility: Michael Cooper.

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This book reveals Hooke's important contribution to the rebuilding of London in the shape we know it today. As City Surveyor he worked with Wren and the other King's Commissioners in drafting the rebuilding regulations.

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