Leonardo Da Vinci by Kathleen Krull
Giants of Science #1 (Giants of Science (Viking Hardcover))

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For thirty years, the whole last half of his life, Leonardo da Vinci was obsessed with unlocking the secrets of nature. His notebooks are the mind-boggling evidence of a fifteenth-century scientist standing at the edge of the modern world, basing his ideas on observation and experimentation. Scrupulously researched, juicily anecdotal, this book will change children’s ideas of who Leonardo was and what it means to be a scientist.

Award-winning biographer Kathleen Krull will focus on five other "giants of science"— Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, Sigmund Freud, and Albert Einstein. Each book presents a compelling portrait of an individual as well as a picture of the world at a particular time and place.

 

About Kathleen Krull

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Kathleen Krull is the author of "Fartiste" (with Paul Brewer), illustrated by Boris Kulikov, "A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull, " illustrated by Jane Dyer, and "Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought), " illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt, as well as a number of other acclaimed biographies for young readers. She lives in San Diego, California. Boris Kulikov, a former set and costume designer in St. Petersburg, Russia, was chosen as a Flying Start by "Publishers Weekly." He has also illustrated "Morris the Artist" by Lore Segal, "The Perfect Friend" by Yelena Romanova, and "Carnival of Animals" by John Lithgow. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published July 21, 2005 by Viking Juvenile. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Computers & Technology, Arts & Photography, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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With this illuminating biography, Krull (The Boy on Fairfield Street ) kicks off her planned six-volume Giants of Science series. Krull convincingly portrays her

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With this illuminating biography, Krull (The Boy on Fairfield Street ) kicks off her planned six-volume Giants of Science series. Krull convincingly portrays her

Aug 22 2005 | Read Full Review of Leonardo Da Vinci: Giants of ...

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