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Leonardo
By Michael White

Leonardo

The First Scientist

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Leonardo by Michael White

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780349112749
ISBN-10: 0349112746
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 25mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Abacus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 4-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael White

Michael White is a former science writer for GQ magazine. In a previous incarnation he was a member of the Thompson Twins pop group, before becoming a full-time writer in 1991.

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