The Resource Learning from Leonardo, Capra, Fritjof

Learning from Leonardo, Capra, Fritjof

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Learning from Leonardo
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Learning from Leonardo
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Capra, Fritjof
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Leonardo da Vinci was a brilliant artist, scientist, engineer, mathematician, architect, inventor, writer, and even musician-the archetypal Renaissance man. 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 Francis Bacon, but Capra's decade-long study of Leonardo's fabled notebooks reveal him as a systems thinker centuries before the term was coined. He believed the key to truly understanding the world was in perceiving the connections between phenomena and the larger patterns formed by those relationships. This is precisely the kind of holistic approach the complex problems we face today demand. Capra describes seven defining characteristics of Leonardo da Vinci's genius and includes a list of over forty discoveries Leonardo made that weren't rediscovered until centuries later. Leonardo pioneered entire fields-fluid dynamics, theoretical botany, aerodynamics, embryology. Capra's overview of Leonardo's thought follows the organizational scheme Leonardo himself intended to use if he ever published his notebooks. So in a sense, this is Leonardo's science as he himself would have presented it. Leonardo da Vinci saw the world as a dynamic, integrated whole, so he always applied concepts from one area to illuminate problems in another. For example, his studies of the movement of water informed his ideas about how landscapes are shaped, how sap rises in plants, how air moves over a bird's wing, and how blood flows in the human body. His observations of nature enhanced his art, his drawings were integral to his scientific studies, and he brought art and science together in his extraordinarily beautiful and elegant mechanical and architectural designs. Obviously, we can't all be geniuses on the scale of Leonardo da Vinci. But by exploring the mind of the preeminent Renaissance genius, we can gain profound insights into how best to address the challenges of the 21st century
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Learning from Leonardo, Capra, Fritjof
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Learning from Leonardo, Capra, Fritjof
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https://databases.mvlc.org/connect/oreilly?ID=9781609949891
Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
1st edition
Extent
1 online resource (384 pages)
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online
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Made available through: O'Reilly Media Company.
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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(CaSebORM)9781609949891
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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