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Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci

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Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci
by Gene Barretta

An introduction to Leonardo da Vinci's genius focusing on his famous notebook sketches and the modern inventions they predicted.

In 1781, Thomas Paine came up with a model for a single-span bridge; in 1887, Adolf Eugen Fick made the first pair of contact lenses; and in 1907, Paul Cornu built the first helicopter. But Leonardo da Vinci thought of all these ideas more than five hundred years ago!

At once an artist, inventor, engineer, and scientist, da Vinci wrote and drew detailed descriptions of what would later become hang gliders, automobiles, robots, and much more. In Neo Geo, Gene Barretta cleverly shows how Leonardo's ideas―many inspired by his love of nature―foreshadowed modern inventions, offering a window into the future.

Interest Level:    preschool    Kindergarten    1st grade    2nd grade    3rd grade    4th grade   

Book Type:   Hardcover  

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Condition:    This book is used but it is in good condition. Occasionally there's the previous owner's name or inscription on the inside front cover.  Overall though, we are very proud of the quality of our books!