Leonardo da Vinci's elements of the science of man / Kenneth D. Keele.
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- ISBN: 9781483277479
- ISBN: 148327747X
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 385 pages) : illustrations
- Publisher: New York : Academic Press, 1983.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Chapter 1. A Scientific Biography of Leonardo da Vinci -- Chapter 2. Leonardo's Gateway to Science: To Know How to See -- Part I. Physics -- Part II. Physiology: How the Eye Forms the Window of the Soul -- 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.
|Summary:|| 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.
|Source of Description Note:|| Print version record.