63.1 MB (6.3 MB compressed)
4141 x 5323 pixels
35.1 x 45.0 cm ⏐ 13.8 x 17.7 in (300dpi)
SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Birds in flight. Historical artwork of birds in flight drawn by the Italian artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). The patterns of the birds' flight can be seen together with his notes. The notes are in the mirror hand-writing which he used to keep his work secret. Leonardo realised the importance of precise scientific observation. His interest in bird flight influenced some of his designs for flying machines.
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