DK EW Bks:Da Vinci & His Times: Discover the Genius of Leonardo Da Vinci—Painter, Philosopher, Scientist, and Engineer

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Penguin, Feb 20, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
Celebrate the renewed popularity of history's original Renaissance man with a re-launched edition of this classic Eyewitness book, featuring eight exciting new pages of material. Detailed photographers and illustrations. Extensive information on the Renaissance puts Da Vinci in context. Most trusted nonfiction series among teachers, librarians and parents.
 

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Contents

8 The early Renaissance
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10 Discovering the past
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12 Citystates of Italy
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14 Renaissance men
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16 The new trade
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18 Governing the people
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20 City of the Medici
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22 The Church
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40 Design for living
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42 The human body
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44 Dreams of flying
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46 Exploring the heavens
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48 Warfare
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50 Death and disease
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52 A reading public
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54 Music and leisure
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24 The new architecture
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26 The workshop
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28 Making a panel for an altarpiece
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30 Taming the wilderness
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32 Proportion and perspective
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34 Renaissance rivals
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36 Fashion and finery
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38 In the home
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56 The Renaissance in the north
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58 The Renaissance legacy
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60 Did you know?
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62 Timeline of the Renaissance
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64 Find out more
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66 Glossary
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70 Index
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Andrew Langley was born in 1949 in Britain. He has dedicated his career to penning educational books that meet the needs of young readers. Langley's first books were primarily straightforward works designed to explain day-to-day facts; in his "Behind the Scenes" series, for example, he explores what goes on at various familiar locations, such as a hotel and police station. As his career has progressed, Langley has increasingly focused on the subject that most interests him - history. He has produced biographies of a broad range of people from history as well as historic overviews such as The Roman News, Medieval Life, Renaissance, and Ancient Egypt.

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