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Celebrated as a painter and engineer during his lifetime, Leonardo da Vinci was the very embodiment of the Renaissance Man. But few guessed at the extent of his scientific investigations and experiments. In a vast collection of notebooks (over 5,000 pages), Leonardo meticulously detailed his research on optics, mechanics, astronomy, and anatomy. He kept his findings hidden for fear his ideas would be stolen. Had they been shared or published, they might well have changed the course of scientific discovery, for they prefigured the work of Newton, Galileo, and Kepler. Instead, after Leonardo's death, his papers were lost to the world for nearly 200 years; some were never recovered.

Using newly available documents, Michael White illuminates Leonardo's groundbreaking achievements and weaves together the elements of his life and times-his unhappy childhood, his homosexuality, his relationship with everyone from Machiavelli to Cesare Borgia to Michelangelo. Leonardo: The First Scientist restores to this Renaissance genius the place he deserves in the pantheon of modern discovery.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

About the Author

Michael White is the author of the international best-seller Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science (with John Gribbin), the award-winning Isaac Newton: the Last Sorcerer, Life Out There, and Weird Science. He is currently working on a book about scientific rivalry from Newton to Bill Gates. White lives with his wife and family near London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312270261
Subtitle:
The First Scientist
Author:
White, Michael
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Technology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
Bd. 9
Publication Date:
20011012
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
includes 35 bandw photos throughout
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 x 1.00 in

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