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All the Buildings in London

Author : James Gulliver Hancock
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The follow-up to the hugely popular All the Buildings in New York, this is a charmingly illustrated journey through London, one building at a time. All the Buildings in London is a love letter to London, told through James Gulliver Hancock’s unique and charming drawings of the city’s diverse architectural styles and streetscapes. Hancock’s offbeat drawing style gives a sense of whimsical and delightful fun to his illustrations, while perfectly capturing each building’s architectural details. This unusual combination of the artistic and the technical presents London’s cityscape like never before. The book includes such beloved iconic buildings as St. Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace; the latest modern landmarks, such as the Shard and the London Eye; celebrated cultural institutions, such as the British Museum and Tate Modern; and other notable attractions, such as Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, as well as the bridges and docks along the river Thames. Also featured are the everyday buildings that may not be famous but whose stylishness or eccentricity make up an important part of London and its architectural landscape. Londoners and tourists alike will savor this volume that uniquely celebrates the energy, spirit, and history of one of the greatest cities in the world.

The Cyclop dia Or Universal Dictionary of Arts Sciences and Literature

Author : Abraham Rees
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Proceedings of the Horticultural Society of London

Author : Horticultural Society of London
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Equality and Human Rights Commission

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts
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This report examines the events leading to the qualified audit opinion on the Equality and Human Rights Commission's 2006-08 accounts and on the continuing weaknesses in the Commission's controls. The Commission took up its new powers, and those of the former Commission for Racial Equality, the Disability Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunities Commission (the Legacy Commissions), on 1 October 2007. Serious errors were made in setting up the Commission, not helped by three changes of sponsor department in the months immediately before its launch. The Commission now accepts that it was not ready for business when the doors opened on 1 October 2007 and that its set-up process, which cost £39 million, was flawed and inefficient: it did not have in place sufficient senior staff, a transition strategy, business strategy, organisation design or job descriptions. Skills gaps were filled by bringing back former employees of the CRE as consultants, even though they had all received severance payments. The Treasury, which should have been consulted about these appointments, did not grant approval retrospectively as the Commission could not prove that the re-engagements gave good value for money. This expenditure was therefore deemed irregular and the Comptroller and Auditor General issued a qualified opinion on the Commission's 2006-08 accounts. This is not the way that the Public Accounts Committee expects public bodies to be run. Strong controls need to be in place to ensure that such errors do not recur.

Stone in Historic Buildings

Author : J. Cassar
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There is considerable academic and practical interest in stone and stone buildings, as exemplified by the wide range of high-quality and innovative work being conducted in the pursuit of the effective preservation and restoration of historic buildings. This is reflected in the numerous publications on stone and stone buildings that regularly find their way into the public domain. Not least amongst these are a number of Geological Society Special Publications, which have appeared in recent years. This current volume seeks to bring to the attention of the various professionals in the field (geologists, architects, engineers, conservators and conservation scientists) recent work centred on the characterization and performance of this important resource and its use in historic buildings. The volume has wider relevance, including to those interested in the heritage of stone.

Engineering

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For the Love of London

Author : Julian Beecroft
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Have you ever wondered... • Why the Queen asks permission to enter the City? • Where in London you are required to drive on the right? • What is the history behind Pearly Kings and Queens? From the garden suburbs to the action-packed centre, the city of London reveals layer upon layer of history, culture, delights – and secrets. Whether you’re intrigued by London’s rich history or fascinated by its glittering cultural scene, ‘For the Love of London’ will take you on a tour encompassing architecture, royalty, landmark events, historical figures, crime, culture and a host of surprising facts about the world’s finest city.

The Builder

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The American Architect and Building News

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An Historical Narrative of the Great and Terrible Fire of London Sept 2nd 1666

Author : Gideon Harvey
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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "An Historical Narrative of the Great and Terrible Fire of London, Sept. 2nd 1666" by Gideon Harvey. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.