Internationally acclaimed physicist, Fritjof Capra, author of The Tao of Physics and The Hidden Connections, presents a radically new interpretation of Leonardo Da Vinci’s science from a 21st century perspective. Although never published during his lifetime, he left behind more than 6,000 pages of voluminous notebooks with detailed descriptions and analyses of his experiments and drawings in the areas of optics and anatomy, water vortices and military defenses, flying machines, and the nature of light. Known for his masterful paintings, Leonardo’s true genius was his intellectual curiosity which allowed him to approach the world and how it works--"holistically" --as an artist, creator and scientist.
Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., physicist and systems theorist, is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, which promotes ecology and systems thinking in primary and secondary education. Dr. Capra is the author of four international bestsellers, The Tao of Physics (1975), The Turning Point (1982), Uncommon Wisdom (1988), and The Web of Life (1996). His most recent book, The Hidden Connections, was published in 2002. Capra has been the focus of over 50 television interviews, documentaries, and talk shows in Europe, the United States, Brazil, Argentina, and Japan, and has been featured in major international magazines and newspapers. He was the first subject of the BBC's new documentary series "Beautiful Minds" (2002).
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Added by Pamela Troy on October 18, 2007