FRITJOF CAPRA THE SCIENCE OF LEONARDO PDF

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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview Leonaardo a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Science of Leonardo: Leonardo da Vinci’s scientific explorations were virtually unknown during his lifetime, despite their extraordinarily wide range.

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 system; and created designs for rebuilding M Leonardo da Vinci’s scientific explorations were virtually unknown during his lifetime, despite their extraordinarily wide range.

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 system; and created designs for rebuilding Milan, employing principles still used by city planners today.

Perhaps most importantly, Leonardo pioneered an empirical, systematic approach to the observation of nature-what is known today as the scientific method. Drawing on over scoence, pages of Leonardo’s surviving notebooks, acclaimed scientist and bestselling author Fritjof Capra reveals Leonardo’s artistic approach to scientific knowledge and his organic and ecological worldview. Hardcoverpages. Published October 30th by Doubleday first published Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance.

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Leonardo Da Vinci is what God would be if he had a human form. Mar 21, Erin rated it really liked it. An interesting book about the various pursuits of a brilliant mind. The first half focuses on his general biography, the second half the science itself.

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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 which 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.

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 which he would have approached these questions, though it is often how it has been interpretted since his notebooks were discovered.

A litle repetitive and a little dull at times if you’ve already had a lot of physics, but definitely worth a read if you’re interested in learning about Da Vinci and very accessible, I think, if you haven’t had much science training as well. Mar 28, Ahmed Fouadeldin rated it it was amazing.

Aug 11, Douglas Summers-Stay rated it really liked it Shelves: In order to be an artist, you need to observe carefully. What is under the skin that makes part of the neck bulge like that when a person turns their head? How do reflections on rippled water relate to the rest of the scene? Leonardo was hundreds of years ahead of his time in many of his scientific observations. This books points out what he got right and what he got wrong in optics, geology, physics, mechanics, anatomy, wave theory, and on and on.

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What he tragically didn’t understand about scie In order to be an artist, you need to observe carefully. What he tragically didn’t understand about science was that in order to grow it has to be shared.

In his time scientific knowledge was mostly kept as a secret. One of the most interesting points was Leonardo’s use of the word “spiritual. When light hits the eye, he guessed, a spiritual influence travels through the optic nerve to the brain, where it harmonizes with other spiritual waves to form perception and memory.

It made me understand a little about how other people before the modern era ecience talked about light and caora and spirit. There’s also a biography in the first half of the book, but it seemed pretty much the same as other biographies of Leonardo.

May 28, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: Leonardo Da Vinci is a most fascinating person to read about. His extremely curious mind, amazing, almost superhuman powers of concentration, and his ability to memorize and synthesize huge amounts of tthe led to a level of genius in both science and art that has been rarely surpassed.

As I was reading, I often wondered to myself, what could he have accomplished in our day and age? He would have absolutely loved the technology we have access to.

Probably the most fascinating part was read Leonardo Da Vinci is a most fascinating person to read about. Probably the most fascinating part was reading about the innovative art techniques he developed that were quite radical and awe-inspiring in his day.

One technique he invented and mastered was “sfumato” – the delicate art of blending and melting shades into one another, creating more of a 3D effect. He also was a master at creating light effects in his paintings. I was amazed by the length of time and amount of thought and concentration that went into his works of art some took several years to finish.

This particular book was well done – a bit dry in parts – but informative and evenhanded. Oct 15, Jenny rated it really liked it Shelves: I took a look at the biographies of Leonardo da Vinci at the library after watching the first season of Davinci’s Demons.

I was intrigued by the fact that Fritjof Capra had written what is essentially a scientific biography of da Vinci and checked it out. The book is beautiful and full of images from da Vinci’s sketchbooks. Capra provides a brief biography of da Vinci, an overview of his artistic career and then an overview of his scientific and mathematical studies.

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I found all ov it very intere I took a look at the biographies of Leonardo da Vinci at the library after watching the first season of Davinci’s Demons. I found all of it very interesting and well written. I like that Capra made an effort to place da Vinci and his research in his own time and place for the most part, I didn’t like Capra’s attempts to connect da Vinci to modern ideas like sience ecology or James Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis.

Aug 07, Paul rated it really liked fritjog. Really nice treatment of an aspect of LDV’s dcience not csience considered at length – the extremely integrative, systems-level nature of his intelligence and practice. Not a Descartian divisionist at all – art, science, engineering, anatomy – all related, all part of what he ‘did’ in the world. He would take up one, realize the need to know about another – take that up to, and on and on. Cwpra his contribution was significant in every field he entered.

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Loved learning and experimentation as ends in t Really nice treatment of an aspect of LDV’s genius not often considered at length – the extremely integrative, systems-level nature of his intelligence and practice.

Loved learning and experimentation as ends in themselves I disagree that CP incorporates all he says it does. But other than that-very enjoyable and educational. Jun 04, Ev. Read this in high school when I had a huge crush on Leo da Vinci. Aug 17, Steven Kaminski rated it really liked it. My main takeaway from this book? Man I wish I was smarter. This book gives a great breakdown with reproductions of Leonardo Da Vinci’s actual drawings from his notebooks.

It went through his life through the notebooks and the evolutions of his interests. Da Vinci contributed over inventions to the world. And because he was an honest researcher who wanted to learn about everything he went from being ‘unlearned’ he never got a formal education to creating studies of anatomy, loenardo dynamics, My main takeaway from this book?

And because he was an honest researcher who wanted to learn about everything he went from being ‘unlearned’ he fgitjof got a formal education to creating studies of anatomy, fluid dynamics, mechanical engineering, painting, sculpting, botany, aerodynamics! The list goes on and on In many ways everything was connected.

He held painting as one of the highest culminations of art and science because that was what he made to be. The ideas of depth perception, perspective He recognized that animals could feel pain and this fritjif him to be more compassionate. 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.

Great book and his images are astounding to see Sep 04, Amr Adel rated it really liked it. In this book we learn how he was eager to learn more and never stop trying or searching for the right answer. Tthe the first chapters when the author discusses his life and what he made throughout it,i think this is the entertaining part.

However in the last couple of chapters the author try to put the scientific achievements of leonardo and here comes the boring part with no doubt that the life of leonardo de vinci sccience full of lessons for ftitjof to learn and to amuse us with his amazing capabilities.

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!

Eventually i think it almost the first seventy percent of the book it ffitjof truly a Journey in the mind of Leo. May 30, Melinda rated it really liked it Thhe I learned so much about the great Leonardo. I knew about his art and his inventions, but he was so much more! I cannot even imagine anyone more talented and to think that Off learned so much about the great Leonardo.

I cannot even imagine anyone more talented and to think that he was self-taught with no formal training is incredible.