Leonardo's Legacy: How Da Vinci Reimagined the World

Leonardo's Legacy: How Da Vinci Reimagined the World

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Revered today as perhaps the greatest of Renaissance painters, Leonardo da Vinci was a scientist at heart. The artist who created the Mona Lisa also designed functioning robots and digital computers, constructed flying machines, and built the first heart valve. His intuitive, ingenious approach--a new mode of thinking--linked highly diverse areas of inquiry in startlingly original ways, ushering in a whole new era.

In Leonardo's Legacy, award-winning science journalist Stefan Klein provides "an illuminating new look at Leonardo's unique genius" (Publishers Weekly), which delves into the brilliant, complex mind of this quintessential Renaissance man.

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ISBN-13: 9780306820083
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 08/23/2011
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 792,625
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Stefan Klein is an award-winning European science writer and author of the international bestsellers The Science of Happiness and The Secret Pulse of Time. He lives in Berlin, Germany.

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Leonardo's Legacy: How Da Vinci Reimagined the World 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
reagles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very cursory, and poorly written book on Da Vinci. Many sections seem more about the author than the subject of the book, and the minimal underlying theme leaves the book feeling thin and unfinished.The final diatribe about the educational system is a discontinuity and takes away from the central theme of the book, and in general, the mixed tense and time spent describing the land masses and towns lead to a very choppy read.I'd not recommend this book except insofar as to learn, at the surface, some of the more interesting features contained in Leonardo's various manuscripts, drawings, and paintings.