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Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself series) by [Anderson, Maxine]
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3.9 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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Length: 128 pages Word Wise: Enabled Optimised for larger screens
Age Level: 9 - 12 Grade Level: 3 - 7

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"Fun and factual." --Robert Byrd, winner, The Golden Kite Award, and author, "Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer"


"Guides young readers to sample Leonardo's mind by replicating what were for him 'mental inventions.'" --Bulent Atalay, PhD, scientist-artist and author, "Math and the Mona Lisa"


"This marvelous book will introduce you to some of Leonardo's most exciting ideas and innovations." --David Kaiser, physicist and historian of science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


"A wonderful resource for children, and for adults who wish to experience a Renaissance of their childlike love of learning." --Michael J. Gelb, author, "How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci"


"Encourages young readers to explore the genius of Leonardo...and have a huge amount of fun in the process." --Laurence Anholt, Double Gold Award winner of the Smarties Book Prize and author, "Leonardo and the Flying Boy"


"This is a book of fun and creativity." --"Children's Literature"""

"This is a book of fun and creativity." -- "Children's Literature"""

"BringÝs¨ an immediacy to da Vinci's life and work." "--Publishers Weekly"

"This is a book of fun and creativity." -"Children's Literature"""

"Bring[s] an immediacy to da Vinci's life and work." "--Publishers Weekly"

"The book is perfect for capturing a middle schooler's attention! Highly recommended." --"Science Books and Films"

"Creative, curiosity-provoking, informational, and just plain fun--kids will find it irresistible." --"Home Education Magazine"

"More than an activity book, this nifty volume explores Leonardo's life, times and endless imagination."" --Seattle Post-Intelligencer"

"Will keep the kids occupied with constructive activities and is sure to spur on their own creative inventions." --"Old Schoolhouse Magazine"

"Anderson regales us with tales of Leonardo's brilliant, often mischievous nature, and the nearly unfathomable range of his inventions." --"The New York Times Book Review"

"The New York Times Book Review"
"Anderson regales us with tales of Leonardo's brilliant, often mischievous nature, and the nearly unfathomable range of his inventions."
"School Library Journal"
"A welcome addition to schools"
"Old Schoolhouse Magazine"
"Will keep the kids occupied with constructive activities and is sure to spur on their own creative inventions."
"Seattle Post-Intelligencer"
"More than an activity book, this nifty volume explores Leonardo's life, times and endless imagination."
"KLIATT"
"A pleasurable read. . . encourages the young reader to appreciate the unconventional pathfinder."
"Publishers Weekly"
"Bring[s] an immediacy to da Vinci's life and work."
"Science News"
"This educational guide gives children age 9 and up hands-on experience, using materials found readily around the house, with creating their own version of some of Leonardo's inventions."
"Calliope Magazine"
""Amazing Leonardo Inventions You Can Build Yourself" by Maxine Anderson is a terrific resource, with its detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams and templates for creating projects that Leonardo designed. The accompanying text introduces the reader, in a personal way, to one of the world's greatest inventors"
"Curriculum Connections"
"Anderson offers an ingenious introduction [to Leonardo] that cross the curriculum."
"Science Books and Films"
"The book is perfect for capturing a middle schooler's attention! Highly Recommended."
Chosen as one of "Our Favorite Things" for the 2006 holidays by Family Fun Magazine"Decoding Da Vinci's sometimes ingenious, sometimes outlandish discoveries proves to be great fun in "Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself" "
"Children's Digest"
"Experience the ingenuity of Leonardo da Vinci firsthand."
"Children's Literature"
"This is a book of fun and creativity."
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Synopsis

For ages 9-12. From armoured tanks and gliders to 'plastic glass' and drawing machines, this interactive book explores the incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci through hands-on building projects and activities. Most of Leonardo's inventions were never made in his lifetime and remained sketches in his famous notebooks; kids examine some of these original sketches, and learn about the models Leonardo made of his inventions. From there they delve into detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for each project, which are interspersed with historical facts, biographical anecdotes, and trivia. Most of the building can be done using simple household supplies: construction paper, tape, markers, glue, cardboard tubes, aluminium foil, and cardboard boxes. Background about the Renaissance as a period of remarkable achievement in art and science appears throughout the book.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5400 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Nomad Press (15 July 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CNVOH2Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #572,478 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I ordered this book as an addition for my Renaissance unit. It includes some really fun hands-on activities that are exciting and demonstrate the varying interests of Leonardo Da Vinci. There is also background information before each activity. I am looking forward to the projects my students will create!
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My boy read this for 4 hours on arrival and then the rest of the week . He showed it to all his friends. Still love the book on regular basis . It is fab . If your daughter or son is interested in engineering or inventions. This is the book for them. Happy reading
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Great read and I will show it to my mates. I sure will buy another by her with no worries
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Kept kids in the family we gave this to amazed and amuzed for hours.
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This was great, load of fun and interesting
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