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Artist or Scientist? Leonardo da Vinci was an amazing, creative man. This book does an excellent job of pointing out his uniqueness and complexity. Illustrations, artwork and sketches from Leonardo's own notebook are used to peak your curiosity. As I read this book, I was intrigued by his ability to imagine and come up with so many ideas. This book is both a history book and a science book. The biography of Leonardo da Vinci is broken into different parts of his life and presented in light of his different inventions and creations. Within each section of the book, you'll be presented with a portion of his life followed by his inventions and step-by-step instructions to make them yourself. You'll make things like festival masks and walk-on-water shoes. You will get to know Leonardo in flight, Leonardo at war, and Leonardo with his machines and other inventions. He was truly a creative man in more ways than just his art, which is included here as well.
I really enjoyed this book. It could be used as a supplement to a history program of the Renaissance or to supplement a science program. This is an interactive approach to exploring the genius of Leonardo da Vinci. 122 pgs, pb.