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Amazing Leonardo Da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself.


Leonardo da Vinci, painter of the "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper," was a great artist, but he was also a great inventor. Famous are his sketches for curious flying machines. Less so are his designs for such things as shoes that could walk on water and the first monkey wrench. This educational guide gives children age 9 and up hands-on experience, using materials found readily around the house, with some of Leonardo's inventions. Anderson provides an introduction to the Italian Renaissance as well as a brief biography of Leonardo and a time line chronicling his achievements. Then, the author details Leonardo's various inventions, including the master's sketches. She then provides easy-to-follow instructions for creating one's own version of the invention. Nomad Press VT, 2006, 144 p., b&w illus., paperback, $14.95.
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Date:Feb 25, 2006
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