"Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: Leonardo Da Vinci" is a unique collection of surprising revelations and quirky stories about one of the most amazing people ever to have lived. This engaging volume reveals Da Vinci's phenomenal accomplishments, including mathematical discoveries, investigating the secrets of the human body, inventing a robot and even his plans to divert the entire Arno River! Brief, accessible and entertaining pieces on a wide variety of subjects makes it the perfect book to dip in to. "The Amazing and Extraordinary Facts" series presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide range of topics which are guaranteed to inform, absorb and entertain in equal measure.
Shana Priwer has an undergraduate degree from and a master's degree from Harvard University. Cynthia Phillips is a scientist. She received her B.A. in astronomy, astrophysics, and physics from Harvard University and earned her Ph.D. in planetary science, with a minor in geosciences.
Introduction; Part One: In the Beginning; Part Two: The Best of the Best of the Best; Part Three: What's it all About?; Part Four: Writing, Drawing and Music; Part Five: Who, What, Where, and What Else?; The Writing on the Wall; Index.