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Leonardo da Vinci : The First Scientist By Michael White

Leonardo da Vinci : The First Scientist
by Michael White

* Subtitled 'The First Scientist', this new one-volume biography places science at the centre of Leonardo da Vinci's life and work
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Leonardo da Vinci : The First Scientist Summary


This book is both a revelatory biography and an accessible study of Leonardo's life and multi-faceted work as a scientist and engineer. It covers all aspects of the man's life but is also a re-interpretation of the voluminous evidence to paint an original picture of Leonardo da Vinci not only as the archetypal polymath, but as the first true scientist. Topics include: * A detailed investigation of how Leonardo's manuscripts and notebooks were lost to the world and kept secret during his own lifetime and how this altered the progress of science. * A thorough analysis of his work as a scientist and how he predated many of the great figures of the 16th and 17th centuries, including Galileo, Kepler, William Harvey, Francis Bacon and Isaac Newton. * Leonardo's legacy -- what did Leonardo leave in his notebooks and how may they be viewed in the light of modern scientific understanding? What did he achieve in science?

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Sku
GOR001702999
Title
Leonardo da Vinci : The First Scientist
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Year published
Number of pages
384
ISBN 10
0349112746
ISBN 13
9780349112749
Prizes
N/A
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