Provides a brief illustrated history of Leonardo da Vinci for the teenage market with emphasis on his artistic contributions and his scientific inventions. Includes a frank discussion of the three great challenges that drove his desire to succeed: his illegitimate birth, his left-handness, and his probable homosexuality. Includes a timeline of his life and events occurring elsewhere in the world.
Godfrey Harris has been a public policy consultant based in Los Angeles, California, since 1968. He began consulting after serving as a university lecturer, U.S. Army intelligence officer, U.S. foreign service officer with the Department of State, an organisational specialist in President Lyndon Johnsons Executive Office, and as a program manager for an international financial company in Geneva. In all of these positions, Harris has been called upon to develop original ideas to solve problems or take advantage of new situations. As President of Harris/Ragan Management Group, Harris has focused the firms activities on projects that offer alternative solutions to matters of community concern. He holds degrees from Stanford University and the University of California, Los Angeles.