Exquisitely designed, young scientists and historians alike will take pleasure in this pop-up book of Leonardo da Vinci's inventions. Reproductions of his famous notebook drawings have "handwritten" notes alongside them that explain da Vinci's thought processes behind his ideas, how his ideas worked, and detailed descriptions about how the various elements of his inventions worked. Discover his thoughts on his flying machine, hydraulics, architecture, war machines (such as catapaults), and mechanical inventions, and even a mechanical man (automaton)! The archival-look pages feature pop-ups, flaps to open, pull tabs, and other interactive features that offer fascinating insights into the thoughts of a man far ahead of his time. Ages 10 & up.