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The Resource On a grander scale : the outstanding life and tumultuous times of Sir Christopher Wren, Lisa Jardine

On a grander scale : the outstanding life and tumultuous times of Sir Christopher Wren, Lisa Jardine

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On a grander scale : the outstanding life and tumultuous times of Sir Christopher Wren
Title
On a grander scale
Title remainder
the outstanding life and tumultuous times of Sir Christopher Wren
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Jardine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Everything Sir Christopher Wren undertook, he envisaged on a grander scale--bigger, better, more enduring than anything that had gone before. A versatile genius who could have pursued a number of brilliant careers with equal virtuosity, he was a mathematical prodigy, an accomplished astronomer, a skillful anatomist, and a founder of the Royal Society. Eventually, he made a career in what he described disparagingly in later life as "Rubbish"--the architecture, design, and construction of public buildings. Through the prism of Wren's tumultuous life and brilliant intellect, historian Lisa Jardine unfolds the vibrant, extraordinary emerging new world of late-seventeenth-century science and ideas. -- Publisher description from back cover
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
JJG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jardine, Lisa
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA997.W8
LC item number
J37 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wren, Christopher
  • Architects
Label
On a grander scale : the outstanding life and tumultuous times of Sir Christopher Wren, Lisa Jardine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-582) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Loyal sons of delinquent fathers -- Precocious students at invisible colleges -- Making the most of one's talents -- Preferred routes to success -- Connected in companies -- Overlapping interests -- Standing the test of time -- Ambitious to leave great monuments
Control code
ocm54456287
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 600 pages
Isbn
9780060959104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Gift of Carol Traveny.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)54456287
Label
On a grander scale : the outstanding life and tumultuous times of Sir Christopher Wren, Lisa Jardine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-582) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Loyal sons of delinquent fathers -- Precocious students at invisible colleges -- Making the most of one's talents -- Preferred routes to success -- Connected in companies -- Overlapping interests -- Standing the test of time -- Ambitious to leave great monuments
Control code
ocm54456287
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 600 pages
Isbn
9780060959104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Gift of Carol Traveny.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)54456287

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