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A biography of the Aeronautical Engineer, and artistically talented Anatomist, Leonardo da Vinci.
[Adult (non-fiction) - biography] Originally published 1945.
Edited by: Brett Nolan
Cover by: Kristen Tuttle
Music by: Brett Nolan
Today most people remember Leonardo for his few surviving anatomically correct works of art. They forget that Leonardo spent most of his life experimenting and designing automated machines. He constantly observed the mechanics of nature. He dissected human bodies, carefully recording the workings of muscles and organs. He studied optics, sound and light, gravity, heliocentric celestial mechanics, physical geology, fluid dynamics, and especially the flight of birds. Leonardo believed that machines could be built, using levers, gears, and pulleys, that could reproduce the efforts of men, birds, and fish; and be used to create huge civil engineering projects. Some of his unique creations, designed years before the birth of their famous so-called "inventors", included pre-fabricated housing, practical indoor plumbing, armored cars, machine guns, armor clad ships, submarines, lenses, mechanical music machines, robots, transmission gears, roller bearings, brakes, streamlining, aeroplane propellers, parachutes, and gliders.
Joseph Cottler was a mid-20th century British author, who specialized in writing biographies of scientists and inventors. Some of his books include "Heroes of Civilization", "More Heroes of Civilization", "Heroes of Science", "Alfred Wallace ~ Explorer-Naturalist", "Marconi", and "Map Makers".
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Audiobook is in immediately downloadable MP3 format.
Size = 605Mb. A broadband connection is recommended.
Audience = Adult 16+
Non-Fiction Subject = Biography
BIC = BGT (Biography: science, technology and engineering)
DDC = 920 (History, geography, and biography / Biography, genealogy, insignia)
BISAC = BIO015000 (BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology)
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