Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci  (English, Hardcover, Walter Isaacson)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Genre: Biographies & Autobiographies
    • ISBN: 9781471166761, 1471166767
    • Edition: 2017
    • Pages: 576
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    Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history's most creative genius. Now Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life, showing why we have much to learn from him. His combination of science, art, technology, and imagination remains an enduring recipe for creativity. So, too, was his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical. His relentless curiosity should remind us of the importance of instilling, both in ourselves and our children, not just received knowledge but a willingness to question it to be imaginative and, like talented misfits and rebels in any era, to think differently.



    About the Author

    Walter Isaacson, University Professor of History at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Leonardo da Vinci; The Innovators; Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the co-author of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.

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    • Simon & Schuster
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    • 2017 October
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    • Walter Isaacson
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    5

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    Packaging of the book was worst...
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    Super book!

    Super book at super deal price with super service by Flipkart. Thanks.
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    Chandrasekar Vaidyanathan

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    Wonderful

    very much be interested in this book Leonardo da vinci.he is the complete of human being. his skills and experience is mostly be unbelievable. but this books I see painting mostly have is wondering. he is imagination have been billion of painting, architecture, maths, engineering, and more be. he is faith of believe and he is individual skills practically use and learn. therefore, fine out more and more research to be various characteristics. that's way I taking about Leonardo da vicni is the...
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    Good

    The dust jacket was soiled & mutilated. Apart from this the book and it's contents were fine.
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    Great product

    best book biography of leonardo da Vinci
    must buy it
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    Simply awesome

    really nice book
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    Worth the money

    book is great but packaging was not good .
    I would suggest packed properly during rainy days.
    my book one corner and few pages got little bit damage.

    little sad for that .
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    Sarbeswar Kalita

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    Nice product

    An in-depth peek into the life of the creative genius, interestingly brought into light by Walter! Barring the front cover, the book was in excellent condition!
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    Useless product

    The cover of the book is torn a bit and is full of dust
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    Terrific

    Excellent book with chip rates
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    Q:how many chapters are there in this book?
    A:Total 33 chapters and 600 pages with index. You can go for it 👍
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