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Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo Da Vinci

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Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo Da Vinci

by Gene Barretta

$8.99

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At once an artist, inventor, engineer, and scientist, Leonardo da Vinci wrote and drew detailed descriptions of what would later become hang gliders, automobiles, robots, and much more. Barretta cleverly shows how Leonardo's ideas foreshadowed modern inventions. Full color.
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    In 1781, Thomas Paine came up with a model for a single-span bridge; in 1887, Adolf Eugen Fick made the first pair of contact lenses; and in 1907, Paul Cornu built the first helicopter. But Leonardo da Vinci thought of all these ideas more than five hundred years ago! At once an artist, inventor, engineer, and scientist, da Vinci wrote and drew detailed descriptions of what would later become hang gliders, automobiles, robots, and much more. In Neo Leo, Gene Barretta cleverly shows how Leonardo's ideas―many inspired by his love of nature―foreshadowed modern inventions, offering a window into the future. 40 pages

    Additional Information

    ISBN 9781250079602
    Author Gene Barretta
    Age Group 4-8
    Book Type paperback

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