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Leonardo Da Vinci

Krull, Kathleen (Book - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Leonardo Da Vinci


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For more than thirty years-half his life-he was obsessively devoted to investigating Everything in the natural world. Nothing escaped his interest-how our eyes see, why the sky is blue, what forces build mountains, how light travels, where water comes from, and-most fascinating of all to Leonardo-the inner workings of the human body. Nothing stopped him. It was illegal to dissect human corpses, so he did autopsies in secret, even devising a clever way to slice through eyeballs (notoriously squishy!). Scrupoulously researched and juicily anecdotal, Kathleen Krull's portrait of Leonardo will not only change children's ideas of who he was, but also what it means to be a scientist.
Authors: Krull, Kathleen
Title: Leonardo da Vinci
Publisher: New York :, Viking,, 2005
Characteristics: 124 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Boris Kulikov
Contents: So many things unknown!
The outsider
The desire to know is natural
Nothing but full privies
Lying on a feather mattress
The universe stands open
Citizen of the world
The fabulous notebooks
The fabulous notebooks, part 2
I have wasted my hours
I will continue
What happened next?
Leonardo's notebooks and where they are now
Summary: For more than thirty years-half his life-he was obsessively devoted to investigating Everything in the natural world. Nothing escaped his interest-how our eyes see, why the sky is blue, what forces build mountains, how light travels, where water comes from, and-most fascinating of all to Leonardo-the inner workings of the human body. Nothing stopped him. It was illegal to dissect human corpses, so he did autopsies in secret, even devising a clever way to slice through eyeballs (notoriously squishy!). Scrupoulously researched and juicily anecdotal, Kathleen Krull's portrait of Leonardo will not only change children's ideas of who he was, but also what it means to be a scientist.
Additional Contributors: Kulikov, Boris - 1966-
ISBN: 067005920X
9780670059201
Branch Call Number: j 709.2 L581kr 2005
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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.

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  • Zkeyo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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