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Amazing Leonardo da Vinci inventions you can build yourself

Author: Maxine Anderson
Publisher: Norwich, Vt. : Nomad Press, ©2006.
Series: Learn some hands-on history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Introduces readers to the life, world, and incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci through hands-on building projects that explore his invention ideas."--Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maxine Anderson
ISBN: 0974934429 9780974934426
OCLC Number: 64225471
Description: 122 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: What was the renaissance? --
Biography of Leonardo --
Leonardo the artist and dreamer: Perspective and Leonardo's "Perspectograh" --
Masks for a masque --
"Plastic glass" and paint --
Leonardo and Luca Pacioli's "Divine proportion" --
Leonardo the jokester --
Monster shield --
Leonardo's useful machines: Camera obscura --
Leonardo's weather predictions --
Leonardo's hydrometer --
Leonardo's monkey wrench --
Leonardo and water: Walk-on-water shoes --
Leonardo's webbed gloves --
Leonardo in flight: Leonardo's ornithopter --
Leonardo's helicopter --
Leonardo's parachute --
Leonardo's anemometer --
Leonardo's war inventions: Leonardo's safety bridge --
Leonardo's trebuchet --
Leonardo's tank --
Image credits: Glossary --
Bibliography/resources: Index.
Series Title: Learn some hands-on history.
Responsibility: Maxine Anderson.
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From armoured tanks and gliders to 'plastic glass' and drawing machines, this book explores the mind of Leonardo da Vinci through hands-on building projects and activities. It aims to help kids  Read more...

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The New York Times Book Review "Anderson regales us with tales of Leonardo's brilliant, often mischievous nature, and the nearly unfathomable range of his inventions." School Library Journal "A Read more...

 
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