Illustrates and briefly describes the crucial moments in the life of Leonardo da Vinci -- including his family background, education, travels, inventions, discoveries, paintings. These events are presented in terms of the year in which they occurred. In a parallel listing, all the other great events occurring at the same time in the rest of the world are illustrated and described. With one sweep of the eye, the reader has a visual review of how the world looked between the time of Leonardo's birth in 1452 and his death in 1519.
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.