A helicopter, a double-decker suspension bridge, contact lenses… even a robot! Children (and adults) will be amazed to discover all the modern machines and inventions suggested first by the visionary 15th century artist.
This flabbergasting biography pairs da Vinci’s detailed drawings of technology with the workable versions that were invented long after his death, as well as some that were built and used in his time.
Leonardo’s famous backward handwriting appears here and there throughout the book. Have a mirror handy so you can read his special notes. The format, illustrations, and facts are sure to be an inspiring springboard to creative inventing. Includes bibliography and further resources. Hardcover, 36 pages. Ages 5 and up.