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Frommer's Memorable Walks in London (Frommer's Memorable Walks Series)
Richard Jones
0764567438
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
11 Great Walking Tours Through the Most Historic Neighborhoods in London Follow Frommer’s for an up-close and personal look at Europe’s hottest city. Discover the ancient streets of The City, Chelsea’s hippest hangouts, and the Whitechapel alleys where Jack the Ripper once lurked. LET FROMMER’S TAKE YOU TO: London’s most atmospheric pubs, including the notorious 17th-century "Bucket of Blood" and the Polar Bear Club, where the Rolling Stones used to rehearse The homes and hangouts of London’s most famous–and infamous–literary figures: Dickens, Keats, Wilde, Carlyle, the Bloomsbury group, Marx, and more Sir Christopher Wren’s most magnificent structures, including St. Paul’s Cathedral With easy-to-use directions and maps–and the best...


The City Churches of Sir Christopher Wren
Paul Jeffrey
1852851422
August 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Great Fire of 1666 devastated the centre of London, with a loss of old St. Paul's and eighty-six parish churches. Sir Christopher Wren, working with Commissioners appointed by Parliament, was responsible for rebuilding the cathedral and fifty-one of the parish churches, although the immediate need to start rebuilding made his design for an overall replanning of the City impossible. The work was funded by a tax on coals brought into the City of London.

Much has been written about Wren's rebuilding of St. Paul's, far less about the other City churches, the principal subject of this book: this is indeed the first modern book to examine them as a whole. Paul Jeffery describes how and when the churches were built, exploring the respective contributions of Wren and of his two principal assistants, Robert Hooke and...


Paediatric Cardiac Arrhythmias
Christopher Wren
0192622951
Jan 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Freeman Hospital, Newcastle on Tyne, U.K. Text on the principles, diagnosis, and treatment of arrhythmias in children, for pediatricians and cardiologists. 18 contributors, 6 U.S. DNLM: Arrhythmia - in infancy and childhood.

Book Info
Freeman Hospital, Newcastle on Tyne, U.K. Text on the principles, diagnosis, and treatment of arrhythmias in children, for pediatricians and cardiologists. 18 contributors, 6 U.S. DNLM: Arrhythmia - in infancy & childhood.


His Invention so Fertile: A Life of Christopher Wren
Adrian Tinniswood
0195149890
January 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
"If you seek his monument, look around," commands Adrian Tinniswood in his scholarly but elegantly entertaining biography of Christopher Wren (1632-1723). "As an architect, he changed the face of England and the course of architectural history." Tinniswood describes with appreciation and discernment Wren's greatest buildings: "the bubble of unexampled lightness that is St. Stephen Walbrook" church, the additions to Hampton Court, and of course London's majestic St. Paul's Cathedral, a symbol of British faith and courage throughout the centuries. These structures were political as well as architectural achievements, and Tinniswood nicely captures the discretion, ruthlessness, and carefully cultivated connections that enabled Wren to survive the Civil War, get himself named Royal Surveyor, hang on to the job under five...


On a Grander Scale: The Outstanding Life of Sir Christopher Wren
Lisa Jardine
006095910X
February 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This is the second biography of Wren (1632-1723) to appear in the last year, following Adrian Tinniswood's His Invention So Fertile (Oxford). Renaissance scholar Jardine (Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution, etc.) takes the cultural historical tack that has brought her scholarly renown, providing not only a nearly day-by-day account of the polymathic British architect's most important moments but minutely detailed background on institutions like the Royal Society and the Royal Observatory (along with the Order of the Garter), on developing science (blood transfusion, longitude) and on people: the royal families, Robert Hooke, John Evelyn. Wren was appointed to the Rebuilding Commission established after the devastating Great Fire of London in 1666, becoming in time responsible for the design...


Walking to Vermont: From Times Square into the Green Mountains - A Homeward Adventure
Christopher S. Wren
0743251520
March 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Whereas retirement from a successful career is often synonymous with a blowout party and the purchase of a sports car, former New York Times reporter Wren, who served as bureau chief in Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, Ottawa and Johannesburg, chose to defy the status quo and celebrate his own retirement by hiking nearly 400 miles in five weeks from Manhattan to Fairlee, Vt. Though this is a solo rite-of-passage, Wren, who became known on the trails as "Super Tortoise" for his slow but steadfast pace, encounters and befriends fellow hikers from around the world. Along the way, they swap camping stories and compare equipment, and as Wren's course meanders through fields and mountains, torrential downpours and tranquil sunsets, he learns to find comfort in the muddy, wet and open terrain. Wren departs from New York armed...


The Mathematical Science of Christopher Wren
J. A. Bennett
0521524725
Apr 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Christopher Wren had a highly successful career as an astronomer before becoming a professional architect. This book contains a detailed account of Wren's natural philosophy and presents a new perspective on his architectural philosophy. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
Before he became a professional architect, Christopher Wren had a highly successful career as an astronomer - he was Savilian Professor of Astronomy at Oxford University - and he was actively involved in many branches of the science or 'natural philosophy' of his day. This side of his career has, until now, been neglected by historians and biographers, and has been regarded as distinct and separate. This book contains the first detailed account of Wren's...


Christopher Wren and the Many Sides of Genius: Proceedings of a Christopher Wren Symposium, with an Introduction and Brief Biographical Essay
Christian E. Hauer (Editor)
0773485465
January 1997
Hardcover
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St Paul's Cathedral
Vaughan Hart
0714829986
Nov 1995
Paperback
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The Making of the Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge: From the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Century
David McKitterick
0521443059
August 1995
Hardcover
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Review
'This is a book altogether worthy of the great library it honours.' Peter Hoare, Rare Books Newsletter

Review
"...an outstanding and important book." Times Literary supplement

"The MAking of the Wren Library is beautifully produced, suitable for the coffee table to be sure, but more at home in the scholar's study...handsomely and helpfully illustrated...McKitterick and his collaborators are accomplished scholars whose work is based on meticulous research...The result is a nice balance of the particular and the more general." Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship

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The Cat Who Covered the World
Christopher S. Wren
0743222768
Nov 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
There are plenty of entertaining stories written about the public mishaps and accomplishments of dogs; they are social animals and can play highly public roles in everything from television sitcoms to real-life emergency situations. The cat, as feline admirers will not hesitate to agree, is more select in its level of tolerance for lowly humans, and thus few true stories are told that revolve around cats in public life. And then there's Henrietta. Christopher Wren belonged to Henrietta the cat, and Christopher Wren travels far and wide in his work as a foreign news correspondent. Of course Henrietta insisted on being brought along to Moscow, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, and all the other cities the Wrens visited. And of course Henrietta got into all sorts of scrapes--cats can cause enough trouble right in their own living rooms!...


Wren (World of Art)
Margaret Whinney
0500201129
May 1998
Paperback
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The Architectural Review
One could not wish for a sounder or more inviting introduction to the subject.


Wren's 'Tracts' on Architecture and Other Writings
Lydia M. Soo
0521573696
November 1998
Hardcover
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Review
' ... for everyone interested in the debate, a close reading of Soo's book will be essential.' Kerry Downes, Burlington Magazine
'Soo's handsome edition is in every way a ... usable and useful book to work with.' Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

Review
"...this collection provides an engaging representation of a perceptive and inventive mind at work." Paul Malo, International Journal of the Classical Tradition

"[Soo] is to be congratulated on bringing the writings of Wren back into print and in so doing helping to bring this elusive man into sharper focus." John Bold, Albion

"...invaluable..." James Fenton, New York Review of Books

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The Cat Who Covered the World
Christopher S. Wren
0753152177
Jan 2002
Large Print Hardcover
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Book Review
There are plenty of entertaining stories written about the public mishaps and accomplishments of dogs; they are social animals and can play highly public roles in everything from television sitcoms to real-life emergency situations. The cat, as feline admirers will not hesitate to agree, is more select in its level of tolerance for lowly humans, and thus few true stories are told that revolve around cats in public life. And then there's Henrietta. Christopher Wren belonged to Henrietta the cat, and Christopher Wren travels far and wide in his work as a foreign news correspondent. Of course Henrietta insisted on being brought along to Moscow, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, and all the other cities the Wrens visited. And of course Henrietta got into all sorts of scrapes--cats can cause enough trouble right in their own living rooms!...


Beau Geste
Percival Christopher Wren
0786112905
Mar 1998
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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Book Description
A column of Legionaires finds one of their fortresses manned by dead men. It looks like one of his own troops killed the sergeant. Who could have done it? A flashback then unravels the mystery of the three English Geste brothers. After confessing to jewel theft they enlist in the French Foreign Legion. Sent to North Africa, the brothers encounter a tyrannical sergeant and the tale unfolds. "One of the great classics of romantic, mysterious adventure fiction." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board) --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Book Description
Blue and gray palm-decorated cloth cover with silver title. An unabridged Reader's Digest Publication. 20 illustrations. A novel about the French Foreign Legion. --This text refers to the...


By Permission of Heaven
Adrian Tinniswood
1594480397
December 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this history of the 1666 fire that destroyed almost the entire city of London, Tinniswood focuses on the political, legal and cultural significance of the catastrophe. He describes the blaze through the written accounts of both London's commoners and upper crust during the three-day blaze. These excerpts from journals and newspapers aren't quite able to place the reader in the shoes of Londoners while they ran for their lives or watched all their worldly possessions get swallowed by the fire; Tinniswood's greatest achievement is his ability to re-create the wave of paranoia that engulfed London before, during and after the tragedy. Though he never compares the rumors that the fire was part of a papal plot against the king or the handiwork of Dutch arsonists to today's terrorist fears, the similarities should...

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