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Leonardo

The First Scientist

Leonardo( )
Author: White, Michael
ISBN:978-0-349-11274-9
Publication Date:Feb 2001
Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group Limited
Imprint:Abacus
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $29.99
Book Description:

This book is both a revelatory biography and an accessible study of Leonardo's life and multi-faceted work as a scientist and engineer. It covers all aspects of the man's life but is also a re-interpretation of the voluminous evidence to paint an original picture of Leonardo da Vinci not only as the archetypal polymath, but as the first true scientist. Topics include: * A detailed investigation of how Leonardo's manuscripts and notebooks were lost to the world and kept secret...
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Book Details
Pages:384
Detailed Subjects: Art / Individual Artists / General
Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.7 x 19.7 x 2.4 cm
Book Weight:0.28 Kilograms
Author Biography
White, Michael (Author)
Michael White is a British writer. He was born in 1959 and studied at King's College London.

He has been a science editor of British GQ and a columnist for the Sunday Express in London. From 1984 to 1991, he was a science lecturer at d'Overbroeck's College in Oxford before becoming a full-time writer, of both fiction and non-fiction.

Among his non-fiction works are: Coffee with Newton, Galileo Antichrist: A Biography, The Fruits of War, Tolkien: A Biography, Leonardo: The First Scientist, and Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer. White also collaborated with John Gribbin on 'A Life in Science' Series, featuring biographies of Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin.

His novels include: The Art of Murder, The Borgia Ring, The Medici Secret, and Equinox. He has also written numerous novels under pseudonyms, including; the E-Force trilogy as Sam Fisher, and The Titanic Enigma, as Tom west.

Most recently, White co-wrote the international bestseller Private down Under, with James Patterson.

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