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The Resource Learning from Leonardo : decoding the notebooks of a genius, Fritjof Capra

Learning from Leonardo : decoding the notebooks of a genius, Fritjof Capra

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Learning from Leonardo : decoding the notebooks of a genius
Title
Learning from Leonardo
Title remainder
decoding the notebooks of a genius
Statement of responsibility
Fritjof Capra
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Leonardo da Vinci was a brilliant artist, scientist, engineer, mathematician, architect, inventor, writer, and even musician--the archetypal Renaissance man. 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 Francis Bacon, but Capra's decade-long study of Leonardo's fabled notebooks reveal him as a systems thinker centuries before the term was coined. He believed the key to truly understanding the world was in perceiving the connections between phenomena and the larger patterns formed by those relationships. This is precisely the kind of holistic approach the complex problems we face today demand. Capra describes seven defining characteristics of Leonardo da Vinci's genius and includes a list of over forty discoveries Leonardo made that weren't rediscovered until centuries later. Leonardo pioneered entire fields--fluid dynamics, theoretical botany, aerodynamics, embryology. Capra's overview of Leonardo's thought follows the organizational scheme Leonardo himself intended to use if he ever published his notebooks. So in a sense, this is Leonardo's science as he himself would have presented it. Leonardo da Vinci saw the world as a dynamic, integrated whole, so he always applied concepts from one area to illuminate problems in another. For example, his studies of the movement of water informed his ideas about how landscapes are shaped, how sap rises in plants, how air moves over a bird's wing, and how blood flows in the human body. His observations of nature enhanced his art, his drawings were integral to his scientific studies, and he brought art and science together in his extraordinarily beautiful and elegant mechanical and architectural designs. Obviously, we can't all be geniuses on the scale of Leonardo da Vinci. But by exploring the mind of the preeminent Renaissance genius, we can gain profound insights into how best to address the challenges of the 21st century"--
  • "Bestselling and world-renowned author Fritjof Capra presents the first in-depth and full description of Leonardo da Vinci's amazing scientific work and discoveries in geology, anatomy, flight, mechanics, botany, and fluid dynamics. And Capra reveals what readers can learn for their own lives and work from ten characteristics of Leonardo's genius"--
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contains biographical information
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Capra, Fritjof
Dewey number
509.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q143.L5
LC item number
C368 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A BK currents book
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  • Leonardo
  • Discoveries in science
  • Creative ability in science
  • Science, Renaissance
  • SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
  • SCIENCE / History
  • HISTORY / Renaissance
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Learning from Leonardo : decoding the notebooks of a genius, Fritjof Capra
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Leonardo's Science of Living Forms -- I. Form and Transformation in the Macrocosm -- 1. The Movements of Water -- 2. The Living Earth -- 3. The Growth of Plants -- II. Form and Transformation in the Human Body -- 4. The Human Figure -- 5. The Elements of Mechanics -- 6. The Body in Motion -- 7. The Science of Flight -- 8. The Mystery of Life -- Appendix A: Chronology of Leonardo's Life and Work -- Appendix B: Timeline of Scientific Discoveries -- Notes -- Leonardo's Notebooks: Facsimiles and Transcriptions
Control code
1019547
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 380 pages
Isbn
9781609949891
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013032747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781609949891
Label
Learning from Leonardo : decoding the notebooks of a genius, Fritjof Capra
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Leonardo's Science of Living Forms -- I. Form and Transformation in the Macrocosm -- 1. The Movements of Water -- 2. The Living Earth -- 3. The Growth of Plants -- II. Form and Transformation in the Human Body -- 4. The Human Figure -- 5. The Elements of Mechanics -- 6. The Body in Motion -- 7. The Science of Flight -- 8. The Mystery of Life -- Appendix A: Chronology of Leonardo's Life and Work -- Appendix B: Timeline of Scientific Discoveries -- Notes -- Leonardo's Notebooks: Facsimiles and Transcriptions
Control code
1019547
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 380 pages
Isbn
9781609949891
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013032747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781609949891

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