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Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance Fritjof Capra

Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance

Fritjof Capra

Published May 10th 2014
ISBN : 9781299095014
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Leonardo da Vincis scientific explorations were virtually unknown during his lifetime, despite their extraordinarily wide range. He studied the flight patterns of birds to create some of the first human flying machines- designed military weapons andMoreLeonardo da Vincis scientific explorations were virtually unknown during his lifetime, despite their extraordinarily wide range. He studied the flight patterns of birds to create some of the first human flying machines- designed military weapons and defenses- studied optics, hydraulics, and the workings of the human circulatory system- and created designs for rebuilding Milan, employing principles still used by city planners today. Perhaps most importantly, Leonardo pioneered an empirical, systematic approach to the observation of nature-what is known today as the scientific method.Drawing on over 6,000 pages of Leonardos surviving notebooks, acclaimed scientist and bestselling author Fritjof Capra reveals Leonardos artistic approach to scientific knowledge and his organic and ecological worldview. In this fascinating portrait of a thinker centuries ahead of his time, Leonardo singularly emerges as the unacknowledged father of modern science. From the Trade Paperback edition.