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Leonardo da Vinci

Author: Walter Isaacson
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"He was history's most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography. Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version
Isaacson, Walter.
Leonardo da Vinci.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017
(DLC) 2017021625
Named Person: Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Isaacson
ISBN: 9781501139154 1501139150 9781501139161 1501139169 9781471166761 1471166767
OCLC Number: 1009106794
Description: 624 pages
Responsibility: Walter Isaacson.

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