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Here are some resources for Leonardo scholarship reccomended by Fritjof Capra, author of Learning from Leonardo, The Science of Leonardo, and many other books including the best-selling Tao of Physics.
This digital archive was created by the Biblioteca Leonardiana in Vinci, which owns a complete collection of Leonardo's manuscripts in facsimile editions. The archive offers a unique opportunity to view Leonardo's notebooks (original text and Italian transcription) in high resolution, plus a number of search functions (index of drawings, glossary, search for words in the manuscripts, etc.).
You can press "Browse," then pick one of Leonardo's Codices in the right navigation bar. Then you can flip through the codex using the back and forward buttons, and zoom in on any detail or drawing that interests you. Whether you're just hunting for visuals or actually have the skills to read backwards Italian handwriting, this is a wonderful and reliable primary source.
>> In the "Explore" section of the website, you can learn more about Leonardo's scientific achievements
>> They also have a great online collection of paintings , where you can see all his classic works.
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