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3.0 out of 5 stars Little scientific detail, but a good biography, 28 Mar 2000
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This review is from: Leonardo : The First Scientist (Hardcover)
As someone who is more used to reading technical/scientific texts and user manuals this book was quite heavy going, not least because White has a habit of demonstrating his extensive vocabulary at every opportunity (at one point Leonardo's quote is easier to understand than White's explanation!).
Once you get past his choice of language, the book covers Leonardo's life with in detail, and, as promised, focuses on his life away from art. The contents of his notebooks are commented on throughout the book, and are also distilled into two further dedicated chapters. My only criticisms would be that there are only a few pictures of Leonardo's notes and drawings and there is little "scientific" discussion of Leonardo's inventions & ideas.
Not a detailed explanation of Leonardo's work, but a good biography from an unusual point of view.
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