Fritjof Capra. · Rating details · ratings · 70 reviews. Leonardo da Vinci’s scientific explorations were virtually unknown during his lifetime, despite their. Drawing on over pages of Leonardo’s surviving notebooks, acclaimed scientist and bestselling author Fritjof Capra reveals Leonardo’s. 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 .

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All of his notebooks are in various museums except for one. Great book and his images caora astounding to see The two shared a similar outlook on knowlege, advocating that everything we know we know from experience.

But until I’m independently wealthy and have unlimited time, reading other’s scholarship will have to do. Capra takes more of a systems dynamics approach to the science, basing it more on what was known during Da Vinci’s time, rather than examining the physics from a Newtonian perspective because that is not the type of physics background with capfa he would have approached these questions, though it is often how it has been interpretted since his n An interesting book about the various pursuits of a brilliant mind.

A great read for any who are interested in the ancestors o Fascinating read! I don’t think that that’s actually the case, not with the way that Capra buttresses lenoardo arguments with quotes and drawings taken right from Leonardo’s notebooks, but it is still a slight weak point.

Capra considers da Vinci’s wide-ranging curiosity and wonders how our world view might be different had the notebooks been widely available.

The Science of Leonardo

As I was reading, I often wondered to myself, what could fritjpf have accomplished in our day and age? Great read, highly reccomended View all 5 comments.

In his time scientific knowledge was mostly kept as a secret. A great read for any who are interested in the ancestors of the modern scientist.

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

Far greater was his knowledge than previously known because after his death his notebooks were scattered all throughout Europe and even in the modern day people like Bill Gates have been piecing them back together to see his genius once again.

I cannot even imagine anyone more talented and to think that he was self-taught with no formal training is incredible. I learned so much about the great Leonardo.

Capra provides a brief biography of da Vinci, an overview of his artistic career and then an overview of his fritjo and mathematical studies. One of the most interesting points was Leonardo’s use of the word “spiritual.

Lists with This Book. Dec 02, Denise rated it really liked it Shelves: Fritjof Capra born February 1, is an Austrian-born American physicist.

After Leonardo da Vinci’s death his notebooks were gradually sold off, some were taken apart, and many were destroyed or lost, and so for several centuries da Vinci’s explorations of the world were lost. Capra delves into the life of an artist, scientist, designer, architect, botanist, anatomist, engineer, and musician who won’t be held back by the restraints of classical writers such as Plato and Aristotle.

The book zcience out with a biography of his life, exploring some of his main interests, and his accomplishments in painting, military engineering, and theatre. Capra’s close look at the notebooks gives us a rare opportunity to see the inner workings of a great thinker’s mind. The cream paper and brown text isn’t a major shift from standard black and white, but it makes the book feel extremely special, and well thought out.

My main takeaway from this book? He is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, and is on the faculty of Schumacher College.

Capra describes his thinking as very systemic and this is where he used his talents of art to describe his curiosities.

The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance by Fritjof Capra

I would have liked to have seen far more pictures though A lovely and well-noted book promoting DaVinci’s extensive investigations into multiple branches of science. And his contribution was significant in every field he entered. Cara Leon Leonardo yang kita banyak tahu sebagai pembuat lukisan Monalisa menyimpan sisi-sisi jenius lain dari dirinya. Other editions – View all The Science of Leonardo: Oct 30, Pages.


As Capra himself contemplated, how different would our world be today if DaVinci 19s works were published. Dec sciebce, Pages. His most recent book, The Hidden Connectionswas published in He studied the flight patterns of birds to create some of the first human flying machines; designed military weapons and defenses; studied optics, hydraulics, and the workings of the human circulatory leohardo and created designs for rebuilding Milan, employing principles still used by city planners today.

Bit of a slog for me. However in the last couple of chapters the author try to put the scientific achievements of leonardo and here comes the boring part due to couple of reasons that -though it was revolutionary discoveries on its time- its boring to know that a person was good at every aspect of his life and also boring to read an obvious discoveries that is granted for us to know at our nowadays again! My bad, not the books. I found the first half of the story the more factual and biographical half to be more enjoyable and interesting than the latter half.

Little else is known outside While da Vinci’s artistic and scientific achievements are well known, the personal aspects of the man have been shrouded in mystery for centuries. Teh very much enjoyed this read.