Fritjof Capra. · Rating details · ratings · 70 reviews. Leonardo da Vinci’s scientific explorations were virtually unknown during his lifetime, despite their. Drawing on over pages of Leonardo’s surviving notebooks, acclaimed scientist and bestselling author Fritjof Capra reveals Leonardo’s. But he was also, Fritjof Capra argues, a profoundly modern man. Not only did Leonardo invent the empirical scientific method over a century before Galileo and .
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A litle repetitive and a little dull at times if you’ve already had a lot of physics, but definitely worth a read if you’re interested in learning about Da Vinci and very accessible, I think, if you haven’t had much science training as well.
Learning from Leonardo | Fritjof Capra
It made me understand a little about how other people before the modern era have talked about light and matter and spirit. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
All of his notebooks are in various museums except for one. But until I’m independently wealthy and have unlimited time, reading other’s scholarship will have to do.
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Aug 11, Douglas Rhe rated it really liked it Shelves: Capra’s unequivocal Leonardo was the master of the Renaissance, excelling in engineering, mathematics, chemistry, anatomy, optics, aeronautics, as well as painting.
Jun 04, Arys Aditya rated it really liked it Shelves: Capra describes his thinking as very systemic and this is where he used his talents of art to describe his curiosities. Pemikiran-pemikirannya yang jauh melampaui zamannya. There’s also a biography in the first half rritjof the book, but it seemed pretty much the same as other biographies of Leonardo.
I realise that there are literally thousands of books written on Leonardo, from diverse perspectives. Jun 04, Ev. When light hits the eye, he guessed, a spiritual influence travels through the optic nerve to the brain, where it harmonizes with other spiritual waves to form perception and memory. Dec 02, Denise rated it really liked it Shelves: A deep thinker with a phenomenal memory, great skill, and ample talent.
A great read for any who are interested in the ancestors of the modern scientist. Inside the Mind of the Great Genius leonzrdo the Renaissance. An interesting book about the various pursuits of a brilliant mind. Published October 30th by Doubleday first published Open Preview See a Problem?
Drawing on over 6, pages of Leonardo’s surviving notebooks, acclaimed scientist and bestselling author Fritjof Capra reveals Leonardo’s artistic approach to scientific knowledge and his organic and ecological worldview. Also by Fritjof Yhe. In his time scientific knowledge was mostly kept as a secret.
‘The Science of Leonardo’
But overall the book is fantastic, written intelligently but without falling sciene the impressed-with-their-own-intellect style that so many non fiction books do, and without dumbing the writing down. Trivia About The Science of Le A light read, beautiful production– ink, paper, font, just lovely. Leonardo Da Vinci is what God would be if he had a human form.
Drawing on over 6, pages of Leonardo’s surviving notebooks, acclaimed scientist and bestselling author Fritjof Capra tne Leonardo’s artistic approach to scientific knowledge and his organic and ecological worldview.
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 Capra takes more of a systems dynamics approach to the science, basing it more on what was known during Da Vinci’s time, rather than examining the physics from a Newtonian perspective because that is not the type of physics background with which he would have approached these questions, though it is often how it has been interpretted since his notebooks were discovered.
As Capra himself contemplated, how different would our world be today if DaVinci 19s works were published.
What a fascinating read. Aug 17, Steven Kaminski rated it really liked it. In this particular case, to actually go look at the source folios and decipher the writing hmm, have to learn Italian first The Science of Leonardo: Aug 07, Paul rated it really liked it.
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What he tragically didn’t understand about scie In order to be an artist, you need to observe carefully. Other editions – View all The Science of Leonardo: I don’t think that that’s actually the case, not with the way that Capra buttresses his arguments with quotes and drawings taken right from Leonardo’s notebooks, but it is still a slight weak point.
Capra takes the reader for an intellectually stimulating journey through the life of Leonardo.
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