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Leonardo Da Vinci

Krull, Kathleen

(Book - 2005)
Average Rating: 3.5 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.

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Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005
ISBN: 9780670059201
067005920X
Branch Call Number: j 709.2 L581kr 2005
Characteristics: 124 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Kulikov, Boris 1966-, Illustrator

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For more than thirty years, Leonardo da Vinci was 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 the inner workings of the human body.


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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.

Jul 23, 2012
  • 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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