Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

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Penguin Putnam

For thirty years, the whole last half of his life, Leonardo da Vinci was obsessed with unlocking the secrets of nature. His notebooks are the mind-boggling evidence of a fifteenth-century scientist standing at the edge of the modern world, basing his ideas on observation and experimentation. Scrupulously researched, juicily anecdotal, this book will change children’s ideas of who Leonardo was and what it means to be a scientist.

Award-winning biographer Kathleen Krull will focus on five other "giants of science"— Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, Sigmund Freud, and Albert Einstein. Each book presents a compelling portrait of an individual as well as a picture of the world at a particular time and place.



Random House, Inc.
For thirty years, the whole last half of his life, Leonardo da Vinci was obsessed with unlocking the secrets of nature. His notebooks are the mind-boggling evidence of a fifteenth-century scientist standing at the edge of the modern world, basing his ideas on observation and experimentation. Scrupulously researched, juicily anecdotal, this book will change children’s ideas of who Leonardo was and what it means to be a scientist.

Award-winning biographer Kathleen Krull will focus on five other "giants of science"— Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, Sigmund Freud, and Albert Einstein. Each book presents a compelling portrait of an individual as well as a picture of the world at a particular time and place.



Baker & Taylor
Explores the scientific studies, experiments, and observations of this world-renowned artist and scientist of the fifteenth century through a review of the writings, notes, and sketches left behind in his vast collection of notebooks.

Publisher: New York : Viking, c2005
ISBN: 9780670059201
067005920X
Branch Call Number: j Biography L5531k
Characteristics: 124 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Kulikov, Boris 1966-

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bluebirdmama
Feb 04, 2014

Chapter 4 or 5 had fairly detailed explanation of Leonardo's arrest as a young apprentice that included discussion of prostitution and sexual orientation which didn't seem appropriate for pre-teens.

Zkeyo Jul 23, 2012

this book is great if you ever need to do a report on him

just by reading the first 3 chapters i did a 5 paragraph essay on him

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Feb 04, 2014

bluebirdmama thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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