Title

Leonardo and the Whale

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

6-17-2019

Department 1

Biology

Abstract

Around 1480, when he was 28 years old, Leonardo da Vinci recorded what may have been a seminal event in his life. In writing of his travels to view nature he recounted an experience in a cave in the Tuscan countryside:

Having wandered for some distance among overhanging rocks, I can to the entrance of a great cavern... [and after some hesitation I entered] drawn by a desire to see whether there might be any marvelous thing within..."

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DOI

10.1163/9789004398443_006

ISBN/ISSN

9789004398443

Required Publisher's Statement

The entire work is available on the publisher's website: https://brill.com/view/title/54285?rskey=VrmFXY&result=9

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