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By Adrian. Tinniswood

Close to high quality paperback reproduction; edges very a little bit dust-dulled. gentle tanning to web page margins. is still quite well-preserved overall.; octavo eight - nine tall; 462 pages; 1st paperback version. xv, 462 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., facsims., plans, ports. ; 24 cm. Christopher Wren (1632-1723) used to be the best architect Britain has ever identified. yet he used to be greater than that. A founding father of the Royal Society, he mapped the moon and the celebs, investigated the matter of longitude and the earrings of Saturn, and performed groundbreaking experiments into the circulate of the blood. His observations on comets, meteorology and muscular motion made important contributions to the constructing principles of Newton, Halley and Boyle. His Invention So Fertile provides the 1st entire photo of this towering genius: the Surveyor-General of the King's Works, operating the nation's greatest architectural workplace and wrestling with corruption and interference; the pioneering anatomist; the mathematician, devising new navigational tools and lecturing on planetary movement.

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