The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance

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Price
$18.00
Publisher
Anchor Books
Publish Date
Pages
329
Dimensions
6.1 X 0.8 X 9.1 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781400078837
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About the Author

Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., physicist and systems theorist, is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, which promotes ecology and systems thinking in primary and secondary education. Dr. Capra is the author of four international bestsellers, The Tao of Physics (1975), The Turning Point (1982), Uncommon Wisdom (1988), and The Web of Life (1996). His most recent book, The Hidden Connections, was published in 2002.Capra has been the focus of over 50 television interviews, documentaries, and talk shows in Europe, the United States, Brazil, Argentina, and Japan, and has been featured in major international magazines and newspapers. He was the first subject of the BBC's new documentary series "Beautiful Minds" (2002).

Reviews

"Minutely researched, vividly written, and endlessly fascinating, The Science of Leonardo opens up a realm which has never been adequately appreciated." --Dr. Oliver Sacks"Illuminating and impassioned . . . . A profound and clear exploration of Leonardo's scientific thought."--The San Francisco Chronicle"A delight . . . . Lucid and spirited, it sparks a whole series of ideas and questions for further investigation."--American Scientist"A fascinating glimpse of the road not taken by Western Science. Capra makes a compelling case that the science of the future may look a lot more like Leonardo's than Bacon's or Descartes -- a science of systems, non-reductive and akin to an art." --Michael Pollan, author of Botany of Desire and Omnivore's Dilemma"Vivid and compelling. . . . Leonardo himself would have nodded in approval of this book, because for the first time it crystallizes the entire body of his work into a coherent, unified whole." --Michio Kaku, author of Physics of the Impossible