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Leonardo da Vinci's clinical explorations have been nearly unknown in the course of his lifetime, regardless of their terribly wide variety. He studied the flight styles of birds to create a number of the first human flying machines; designed army guns and defenses; studied optics, hydraulics, and the workings of the human circulatory approach; and created designs for rebuilding Milan, making use of ideas nonetheless utilized by urban planners this present day. possibly most significantly, Leonardo pioneered an empirical, systematic method of the commentary of nature-what is understood at the present time because the medical method.Drawing on over 6,000 pages of Leonardo's surviving notebooks, acclaimed scientist and bestselling writer Fritjof Capra unearths Leonardo's creative method of medical wisdom and his natural and ecological worldview. during this attention-grabbing portrait of a philosopher centuries prior to his time, Leonardo singularly emerges because the unacknowledged “father of recent science.”

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