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Leonardo Da Vinci's Elements of the Science of Man.

Author: Kenneth D Keele
Publisher: Saint Louis : Elsevier Science, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leonardo Da Vinci's Elements of the Science of Man describes how Da Vinci integrates his mechanical observations and experiments in mechanics into underlying principles. This book is composed of 17 chapters that highlight the principles underlying Da Vinci's research in anatomical studies. Considerable chapters deal with Leonardo's scientific methods and the mathematics of his pyramidal law, as well as his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Keele, Kenneth D.
Leonardo Da Vinci's Elements of the Science of Man.
Saint Louis : Elsevier Science, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth D Keele
ISBN: 9781483277479 148327747X
OCLC Number: 1041706448
Notes: Chapter 13. Muscles, the Forces of 'This Machine of Ours'
Description: 1 online resource (400 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Leonardo Da Vinci's Elements of the Science of Man; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Dediction; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Leonardo's Alphabet and Numbers; Introduction; Chapter 1. A Scientific Biography of Leonardo da Vinci; THE YOUNG ARTIST-INVENTOR INFLORENCE (1452-1483); LEONARDO'S PERSONALITY; LEONARDO'S FIRST PERIOD IN MILAN (1483-1499); LEONARDO'S SECOND SOJOURN IN FLORENCE (1500-1506; LEONARDO'S VISIT TO PIOMBINO; LEONARDO'S STUDIES OF THE MACROCOSM AND MICROCOSM; LEONARDO'S SECOND SOJOURN IN MILAN (1506-1513); ROME --
CITY OF FRUSTRATION (1513-1516). THE LAST YEARS AT AMBOISE (1516-1519)REFERENCES; Chapter 2. Leonardo's Gateway to Science: To Know How to See; Part I. Physics; THE NATURE OF LIGHT AND PERSPECTIVE; THE EYE IS THE WINDOW OF THE SOUL; SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE; THE NATURE OF LIGHT, SHADE AND PERSPECTIVE; THE NATURE OF SHADOW; THE RADIATION OF LIGHT; THE PATTERN OF REFLECTION; EXPERIMENTS WITH THE CAMERA OBSCURA; THE SPREAD OF LIGHT IN CIRCULAR WAVES; THE MOVEMENT OF ALL THE POWERS; Part II. Physiology: How the Eye Forms the Window of the Soul; LIGHT, VISION AND THE BRAIN; HOW THE FIVE SENSES ARE THE MINISTERS OF THE SOUL. 'THE EYE, THE INSTRUMENT OF VISION'THEORIES OF VISION: EXTRAMISSION OR INTRAMISSION; THE 'CRUCIAL' EXPERIMENTS; THE ESSENCE OF SENSATION; THE PUPIL; THE CORNEA; THROUGH THE OPTIC NERVE TO THE IMPRENSIVA; SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION; Appendix; REFERENCES; Chapter 3. The Elements of Leonardo's World; WHAT ARE ELEMENTS; THE STUFF OF THE FOUR ELEMENTS; THE FOUR ELEMENTS; THE ELEMENTS OF THE MOON AND STARS; REFERENCES; Chapter 4. The Four Powers; THE ELEMENTS OF MACHINES; THE FOUR POWERS; MOVEMENT; FORCE; POWER TRANSMISSION AND TRANSFORMATION; PERCUSSION; REFERENCES. Chapter 5. Leonardo's Scientific Methods and the Mathematics of His Pyramidal LawMODELS; MATHEMATICS: NATURAL GEOMETRY; TRANSFORMATION; REFERENCES; Chapter 6. The Movements of Man and Animals; THE PHYSIOLOGY OF HUMAN MOVEMENTS; EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS; THE MOVEMENTS OF MAN, THE MACHINE; LOCAL'MOVEMENT OF MAN AND ANIMALS; JUMPING; MOVEMENT IN WATER; MOVEMENT IN THE AIR; LANDING; APPENDIX: LEONARDO'S CALCULATION ON MAN-POWERED FLIGHT; Chapter 7. Leonardo's Anatomical Approach to the Mechanism of the Human Body; Chapter 8. Leonardo's Anatomy of the Eye and Physiology of Vision. THE RESUMPTION OF ANATOMICAL RESEARCH ON THE ANATOMY OF VISIONTHE CONTENTS OF MS D; BINOCULAR VISION; SPECTACLES; COLOUR VISION; Chapter 9. From Sound and Hearing to Voice and Music; SOUND; THE ORIGIN OF SOUND; HUMAN VOICE PRODUCTION; THE PERSPECTIVE OF SOUND; THE EAR AND HEARING; REFERENCES; Chapter 10. The Senses and the Soul; THE SENSE OF SMELL; TOUCH; PAIN AND TRAUMA; THE SENSO COMUNE AND THE NATURE OF THE SOUL; THE BIRTH AND DEATH OF THE BODY AND SOUL; Chapter 11. The Nervous System; Chapter 12. The Mechanism of the Bones and Joints of Man.

Abstract:

Leonardo Da Vinci's Elements of the Science of Man describes how Da Vinci integrates his mechanical observations and experiments in mechanics into underlying principles. This book is composed of 17 chapters that highlight the principles underlying Da Vinci's research in anatomical studies. Considerable chapters deal with Leonardo's scientific methods and the mathematics of his pyramidal law, as well as his observations on the human and animal movements. Other chapters describe the artist's anatomical approach to the mechanism of the human body, specifically the physiology of vision, voice, mus.

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