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Get the truth about Leonardo da Vinci andseparate fact from fiction
Leonardo da Vinci not only created the world's most famous painting, the Mona Lisa, but was also a pioneering scientist, inventor, and engineer whose contributions continue to impact everyday life. Of late, his reputation as a religious thinker has also grown. But just who was this quintessential Renaissance man? Da Vinci For Dummies delivers the straight scoop from his secret journals and inventions to his detailed research on human anatomy.
- Leonardo's contributions and modern day influence
- Breakthrough scientific discoveries and inventions
- The real story of the Mona Lisa
- The religious symbolism in The Last Supper
- The facts, fiction, codes, conspiracies, & more!
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Tracy Barr has been a part of the For Dummies phenomenon for almost a decade. In that time, she has served as editor, editorial manager, writer, and consultant to folks who write and edit For Dummies books. Most recently, she helped write World War II For Dummies with Keith D. Dickson and Religion For Dummies with Rabbi Mark Gellman and Monsignor Thomas Hartman. She also is the author of Yorkshire Terriers For Dummies and coauthor of Latin For Dummies and Adoption For Dummies.