Leonardo's Legacy: How Da Vinci Reimagined the World by Stefan Klein

By Stefan Klein

Respected at the present time as probably the best of Renaissance painters, Leonardo da Vinci was once a scientist at middle. The artist who created the Mona Lisa additionally designed functioning robots and electronic pcs, built flying machines, and outfitted the 1st center valve. His intuitive, creative approach—a new mode of thinking—linked hugely different components of inquiry in startlingly unique methods, ushering in a complete new era.
In Leonardo’s Legacy, award-winning technology journalist Stefan Klein offers “an illuminating new examine Leonardo’s designated genius” (Publishers Weekly), which delves into the bright, advanced brain of this fundamental Renaissance guy.

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Prior to the close of the eighteenth century, a variety of organizations had been established to undertake the work of Christianity abroad, although only in the widest possible sense could these be seen as missionary. The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge was formed in 1699, ostensibly to publish religious works, but later provided limited financial support for missionary work in South India. And the Society for Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, formed in 1701, supported chaplains to expatriate communities abroad.

Rule, Britannia’ dates from this time. This Imperium, however, contained the seeds of its own destruction, for the political principles exported to the American colonies, particularly those governing rights, property and the common good, were readily appropriated against metropolitan authority. 42 With their cession, and the revolutionary challenges that ensued, the dominant rhetoric of empire took on more authoritarian and hierarchical dimensions. 43 From the putative crisis in the imperial state emerged a new empire.

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