The original ''Renaissance Man'' was a scientist, painter, sculptor, architect, military engineer, inventor, and musician. He gave us the first detailed drawings of the human anatomy, pioneering notes on the structure and growth of plants, and drawings of tanks and helicopters. The genius of Leonardo da Vinci continues to inspire and to intrigue each new generation of students around the world.
The "World History Guides" series give young readers a close-up look at some of the most influential people of all time. Emphasizing the childhoods of these famous subjects, the books in this series blend personal diaries, school reports, family photographs, and primary quotes to create a scrapbook-style layout that draws kids in.
"Striking jackets and an ample assortment of archival images .concise spirited narratives will pull readers into the story." Booklist
"These handsomely designed books present the lives and accomplishments of powerful leaders Volumes are illustrated with maps and many colorful photographs of the art and sculpture that give substance to years long past."School Library Journal