Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex on the Flight of Birds on display at Smithsonian in Washington, DC

Sep 13, 2013 933

Leonardo da Vinci created masterpieces of art and sculpture. Equally remarkable, his aggregate achievements in engineering, mathematics, anatomy, geology, physics, music, military technology, aeronautics, and a wide range of other fields, not only stood without peer in his own time, but were strikingly prescient for the distant future.

He recorded his forward-looking ideas in thousands of notebook pages, known as codices. He produced one codex entirely on flight in 1505-1506, the Codex on the Flight of Birds.

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Source: http://ciaoamericamagazine.com

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