His two most famous paintings, the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, are the most parodied and copied works of art ever, securing Leonardo his unique place in Wester culture. But while da Vinci is best known as a painter, to pigeonhole him as such is to do him a great disservice. A true polymath, he was-among other things - also a sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, anatomist, cartographer and botanist. Da Vinci was a great innovator. He managed, for instance, to conceptualize flying machines and concentrate solar power, as well as make important discoveries in anatomy. civil engineering, optics and hydrodynamics. In writing, drawings and scientific diagrams covering thousands of pages, he bequeathed a body of work that made a virtually unparalleled contribution to the knowledge of later generations. Gathering together the philosophies and analyzing the carefully honed skills of history's most talented individual, this inspirational book invites you to explore Leonardo da Vinci's unique approach to creativity, art and science. Tracing the disparate ideas and influences that helped shape him, it will reveal how you can apply his methods to all areas of your life. You, too, can learn to think like Leonardo, history's greatest polymath.