Book by MICHAEL WHITE
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White's level-headed assessments of the scientific content of Leonardo's surviving works are characteristically clear and easy to follow . . . [White] sifts fact from opinion in the works of his predecessors, and conveys his own enthusiasm and admiration for his subject ( LITERARY REVIEW)
A lively and often informative book ( SUNDAY TIMES)
By focusing on the motivational aspects of science, White successfully expands the definition of the term "scientist" . . . [Leonardo's] spirit is present in White's careful scholarship and independence of mind ( TES)
Wholly fascinating. ( INDEPENDENT)
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.
* A detailed look at how Leonardo's scientific understanding influenced his approach to painting and sculpture.
* 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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Descripción Little Brown, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110316648469
Descripción Little Brown. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0316648469 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.1100971