The Mathematical Science of Christopher Wren / Edition 1

The Mathematical Science of Christopher Wren / Edition 1

by J. A. Bennett
     
 

This book considers Wren's 'other' career as an astronomer, and shows how science informed his architectural philosophy.See more details below

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This book considers Wren's 'other' career as an astronomer, and shows how science informed his architectural philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521524728
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/20/2002
Edition description:
FIRST/REPRINT
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.35(d)

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Table of 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.

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