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The science of Leonardo : inside the mind of the great genius of the Renaissance

Author: Fritjof Capra
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Leonardo da Vinci's scientific explorations were virtually unknown during his lifetime, despite their extraordinarily wide range. He studied the flight patterns of birds to create some of the first human flying machines; designed military weapons and defenses; studied optics, hydraulics, and the workings of the human circulatory system; and created designs for rebuilding Milan, employing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc
Biography
Named Person: Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fritjof Capra
ISBN: 9780385513906 0385513909
OCLC Number: 80020064
Description: xx, 329 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Photographic acknowledgments --
Preface --
Introduction: Interpreter of nature --
Part 1: Leonardo, The Man --
1: Infinite grace --
2: Universal man --
3: Florentine --
4: Well-employed life --
Part 2: Leonardo, The Scientist --
5: Science in the Renaissance --
6: Science born of experience --
7: Geometry done with motion --
8: Pyramids of light --
9: Eye, the senses, and the soul --
Epilogue: Read me, O reader, if in my words you find delight --
Appendix: Leonardo's geometry of transformations --
Notes --
Leonardo's notebooks: facsimiles and transcriptions --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Fritjof Capra.
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From the Publisher: Leonardo da Vinci's scientific explorations were virtually unknown during his lifetime, despite their extraordinarily wide range. He studied the flight patterns of birds to create some of the first human flying machines; designed military weapons and defenses; studied optics, hydraulics, and the workings of the human circulatory system; and created designs for rebuilding Milan, employing principles still used by city planners today. Perhaps most importantly, Leonardo pioneered an empirical, systematic approach to the observation of nature-what is known today as the scientific method. Drawing on over 6,000 pages of Leonardo's surviving notebooks, acclaimed scientist and bestselling author Fritjof Capra reveals Leonardo's artistic approach to scientific knowledge and his organic and ecological worldview. In this fascinating portrait of a thinker centuries ahead of his time, Leonardo singularly emerges as the unacknowledged "father of modern science."

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