Leonardo Da Vinci's Elements of the Science of Man

Leonardo Da Vinci's Elements of the Science of Man

1st Edition - December 1, 1983

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  • Author: Kenneth D. Keele
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483277479

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s Elements of the Science of Man describes how Da Vinci integrates his mechanical observations and experiments in mechanics into underlying principles. This book is composed of 17 chapters that highlight the principles underlying Da Vinci’s research in anatomical studies. Considerable chapters deal with Leonardo’s scientific methods and the mathematics of his pyramidal law, as well as his observations on the human and animal movements. Other chapters describe the artist’s anatomical approach to the mechanism of the human body, specifically the physiology of vision, voice, music, senses, soul, and the nervous system. The remaining chapters examine the mechanism of the bones, joints, respiration, heart, digestion, and urinary and reproductive systems.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements

    List of Abbreviations

    Leonardo's Alphabet and Numbers


    Chapter 1 A Scientific Biography of Leonardo Da Vinci

    Chapter 2 Leonardo's Gateway to Science: To Know How to See

    Chapter 3 The Elements of Leonardo's World

    Chapter 4 The Four Powers

    Chapter 5 Leonardo's Scientific Methods and the Mathematics of His Pyramidal Law

    Chapter 6 The Movements of Man and Animals

    Chapter 7 Leonardo's Anatomical Approach to the Mechanism of the Human Body

    Chapter 8 Leonardo's Anatomy of the Eye and Physiology of Vision

    Chapter 9 From Sound and Hearing to Voice and Music

    Chapter 10 The Senses and the Soul

    Chapter 11 The Nervous System

    Chapter 12 The Mechanism of the Bones and Joints of Man

    Chapter 13 Muscles, The Forces of 'This Machine of Ours'

    Chapter 14 The Ebb and Flow of Respiration

    Chapter 15 The Heart, The Most Powerful Muscle

    Chapter 16 Digestion and Nutrition

    Chapter 17 The Urinary and Reproductive Systems


    List of Illustrations


Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1983
  • Published: December 1, 1983
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483277479

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Kenneth D. Keele

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