Going into the world and mind of Leonardo da Vinci was a glorious experience. From the technical difficulty of painting on wet plaster to the upheavals of Italian politics at the time. This story covers a lot of ground. And covers it extremely well.
If you're interested in History and Art then I think this is a book you'll really enjoy.
I loved this lecture series. A great sweeping overview of world history seen through the view point of decisive battles. Very interesting. Well presented. I highly recommend it, if this sort of history is your cup of tea (it is mine).
Okay - I'm a little biased. I dance to an Epicurean drum. But this story has it all. If you've in the slightest bit interested in how a Roman poem, referencing Epicurus, written 100 years before Christ can sum up our 'modern scientific' view of life, the universe and everything, then this is your book.
I'm still buzzing about the wealth of ideas in this book. I'm getting "On The Nature Of Things' straight away.
Simply put this book is a gem. Plant a shovel and dig up the precious stuff inside.
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