New PDF release: A Weekend With Leonardo da Vinci

By Rosabianca Skira-Venturi

The 15th century artist talks approximately his existence and paintings as though exciting the reader for a weekend.

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The families would gather around them, curious about the strange blond people in their midst. Gifts were exchanged, the Indians giving valuable beaver pelts and the explorers iron tools. And there was always a feast in their honor. Not only were the visitors well fed—venison, bear, turkey, baked and boiled pumpkins, salmon, trout, perch, and pike—they were always sent on their way with ample dried meats for their long journeys afoot between villages. Along the way, they observed Mohawk farms: Their cultivated lands are … between the hills, on the margin or along the side of rivers, brooks, or creeks, very flat and level, without a single bush or tree upon them, of a black sandy soil which is four and sometimes five or six feet deep, which can hardly be exhausted.

Com/piracy. To All My Students of the Round Valley Indian Tribes CONTENTS Title Page Copyright Notice Dedication Introduction 1. People of the Flint 2. A Bridge to the Future 3. Connections: Wood, Iron, and Steel 4. The Bridge at Quebec 5. Booming Out 6. Skyscrapers 7. Mohawk Myths and Realities Author’s Note Glossary Sources Excerpt Notes Photo Credits Acknowledgments Index Copyright A connector sets a beam atop Rockefeller Center. INTRODUCTION Two hundred feet above the city, a new skyscraper slowly climbs toward the sky.

The man chosen to oversee the project was an American engineer, Theodore Cooper. He would be responsible for designing the bridge and overseeing its construction. Though famed as a structural engineer, Cooper had never designed or built anything as big as a major bridge, certainly nothing of the size and complexity of the project he was about to undertake. He admired the work of James Eads, who had completed the first bridge over the Misssissippi in 1874, and wanted to be regarded as a great bridge builder like him.

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