The Notebooks of Leonardo Davinci. Widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. Leonardo Davinci was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, poetry, and cartography. He has been variously called the father of paleontology, ichnology, and architecture. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter and tank, his genius epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Complete works of his notes, does not include photos, drawings, or illustrations of his work.