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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What is under the skin that makes part of the neck bulge like that when a person turns their head? I’d now like to learn more of Galileo and Pythagorus, of course. My bad, not the books. Perhaps most importantly, Leonardo pioneered an empirical, systematic approach to the observation of nature-what is known today as the scientific method.

Mar 21, Erin rated it really liked it. Little else is known outside While da Vinci’s artistic and scientific achievements are well known, the personal aspects of the man have been shrouded in mystery for centuries. However in the last couple of chapters the author try to put the scientific achievements of leonardo and here comes the boring part due to couple of reasons that -though it was revolutionary discoveries on its time- its boring to know that a person was good at every aspect of his life and also boring to read an obvious discoveries that is granted for us to know at our nowadays again!

Also, deeply private, making books about him reliant on tales told about him rather than by him. 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 of the human circulatory system; and created designs for rebuilding Milan, employing principles still used by city planners today.

An interesting book about the various pursuits of a brilliant mind. May 28, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: Little else is known outside of the writings of these early biographers about da Vinci’s youth or his personal side – yet there is less doubt as to his persona in his older years. 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.


Sep 10, Bruce rated it liked it Shelves: Oct 30, Pages. But until I’m independently wealthy and have unlimited time, reading other’s scholarship will have to do.

‘The Science of Leonardo’

Loved learning and experimentation as ends in themselves No trivia or quizzes yet. Bill Gates forked over 31 million dollars for da Vinci’s Codex Hammer- one years worth of his scientific observations. Really, enough cannot be said about his dep Fantastic, fantastic book. Looking for More Great Reads?

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He began with Aristotle and in many ways developed the scientific method. Great book and his images are astounding to see Jul 31, Ann rated it it was amazing Shelves: Far greater was his knowledge than previously known because after his death his notebooks were scattered all caprx Europe and even in the modern day people like Bill Gates have been piecing them back together to see his genius once again. Capra describes his thinking as very systemic and this is where he used his talents of art to describe his curiosities.

A deep thinker with a phenomenal memory, great skill, and ample talent.

I found all of it very intere I took a look at the biographies of Leonardo da Vinci at the library after watching the first season of Davinci’s Demons. 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 if science training as well. Other editions – View all The Science of Leonardo: This book is about a man who could have easily been the father of modern science, if only he’d published and dispersed his observations during his lifetime.

Sebagai tambahan, ada beberapa bagian yang secara detail menggambarkan kerja-kerja Da Vinci dalam melukis. Leonardo Da Vinci is what God would be if he had a human form. Along this path one continually encounters an intensely curious thinker who continually strives to discover the truth. Account Options Sign in. View all 5 comments. Also, I envy that he could take three years to complete a masterpiece, The Last Super.


Published October 30th by Doubleday first published I disagree that CP incorporates all he says it does. 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.

Learning from Leonardo

Please try again later. Want to Read saving…. Loved learning and experimentation as ends in t Really nice treatment of an aspect of LDV’s genius not often considered at length – the extremely integrative, systems-level nature of his intelligence and practice. Mar 29, Bridget rated it really liked it. Seperti kata-kata Leonardo dalam buku ini, “Mereka tidak mengetahui bahawa observasiku lebih berharga karena diturunkan langsung dari pengalaman, ketimbang dari kata-kata orang lain, dan alam adalah kekasih bagi mereka yang telah menulis dengan baik.

Trivia About The Science of Le It would be so lovely to be a scholar. Pengejaran dan obsesi Da Vinci kepada sains seirama dengan jalur kesenian yang ia tempuh. Da Vinci contributed over inventions to the world. Jun 04, Arys Aditya rated it really liked it Shelves: A light scoence, beautiful production– ink, paper, font, just lovely. What can I say, Leonardo da Cqpra was wicked smart.

Leonardo da Vinci’s scientific explorations were virtually unknown during his lifetime, despite their extraordinarily wide sciece.

And oddly, this is where the book hits it’s only snag. Capra is sometimes so enamored of Leonardo, that it feels like his objectivity is lost, and it raises slight concerns that Leonardo’s achivements are exaggerated here.