The Genius of China

3,000 Years of Science, Discovery & Invention, by Robert Temple, Introduction by Dr. Joseph Needham, London: André Deutsch, 2013 About the Authors Robert Temple is a Visiting Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at Tsinghua University in Beijing—China's leading university. He was previously Visiting (Adjunct) Professor of Humanities, History and Philosophy of Science… Continue reading The Genius of China


Learning from Leonardo

  Decoding the Notebooks of a Genius, San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2013 Learning from Leonardo is a fascinating read and unveils much of Leonardo’s unique personality, and especially the nature of his scientific and human genius. It seems conceptually be the second volume of Capra’s earlier book on Leonard’s science. I have a feel that these two… Continue reading Learning from Leonardo

The Science of Leonardo

  Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance, New York: Anchor Books, 2008, First published with Doubleday, 2007 Fritjof Capra notes in his elucidating study on Leonardo, The Science of Leonardo (2007/2008), that the great polymath of the Renaissance was contrary to common belief not a mechanistic thinker, as were later, for example, Francis… Continue reading The Science of Leonardo