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If Leonardo da Vinci were alive today, he would not just be on the cutting-edge of the art scene; he would also be at the forefront of the technological revolution, the internet, as well as scientific and medical advancements. Yet, even with this great mix, there was something else he offered-he was a great geologist. So now, he's going to be our guide to Italy, revealing ...more
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published November 10th 2014 by Da Vinci Press
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Tawney
Nov 05, 2014 Tawney rated it really liked it
I received this book compliments of Da Vinci Press through the Goodreads First Read Program.

The variety of the many illustrations (even the inside of the jacket) announces the book's theme: that the geology of Italy has directly influenced the beliefs and the arts of the peoples who have lived there for thousands of years. The introductory chapter explains just how complicated the formation of Italy has been. The results - volcanoes, fumaroles, mineral springs and caverns - influence religion, b
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Jim Razinha
Oct 04, 2014 Jim Razinha rated it liked it
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I got this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Reviewing a gift is an odd thing...but I need to be fair to future readers. The title is quite misleading. Save for a brief mention in the Foreword, and two sections late in the book, there is little da Vinci. And no tweeting.

Instead we are treated to a pretty and nicely made book printed on quality paper that is all over the topical map. The author talks of Etruscan history and geologic formations, Virgil and volcanism, geology, poetry, more histor
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Zeb Kantrowitz
Nov 15, 2014 Zeb Kantrowitz rated it did not like it
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Unless you are a geologist yourself, you are not going to find this book very useful (at least in my non-geologist opinion). The first half of the book (the first three chapters) relates the geological history of the Italian Peninsula, and gives a history of the Etruscan civilization. Pizzorusso discusses how the Etruscans made us of the “Tuff” stone in Tuscany as both building materials and for the digging of tunnels for aqueducts and funeral vaults.

There then is a section on the hot-springs an
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Chris
Apr 20, 2016 Chris rated it it was amazing
I received this book as part of GoodReads First Reads giveaway.

'Tweeting Da Vinci' is a straight up fascinating read. It talks about various aspects of Italian geography and how that has impacted the culture. The first chapter talks about central Italian geography and how it impacted the Etruscan culture and religion. The second chapter is about how the underworld in Virgil's Aeneid reflects actual Italian geology (like Virgil was describing real places in Italy when describing the entrance to t
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Keri Rose
Feb 27, 2015 Keri Rose rated it it was amazing
I will write a review at a later date after I delve further into this book. I did want to mention my initial reaction. When this package arrived and I took a peek inside, I could barely contain my excitement. It was like opening a gift for a special occasion. Just skimming through the pages, I knew this was a gem. I look forward to discovering the treasures within these pages. In all actuality, this was not the book I thought I was going to be getting. I was initiallly interested in this book ...more
Clare O'Beara
Feb 24, 2015 Clare O'Beara rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book which focuses on geology and history in Italy. I don't believe the cover does it justice as the interior pages are colourfully illustrated, and lavishly decorated in some cases. The cover just comes across as black, especially in thumbnail.

We learn about the forces and types of rock shaping the Italian peninsula; the legends and their origins in caves, volcanism and waters; gemstones including pearls and amber, and what their uses were in medicine and symbolism (I found this
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Karen
Dec 05, 2014 Karen rated it it was ok
A lot different from what I expected. Deceiving summary. Deceiving title. Its sort of like a textbook, per say.

Other than that, its alright. (2 stars - it was ok)
Sweetpea
Feb 07, 2015 Sweetpea rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book from the Goodreads First Reads program in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful book, very interesting read.
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Dec 29, 2014 K. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won a free copy from the Goodreads First Reads Giveaway Program and think that it interesting. I would recommend it to everyone.
K.
Dec 29, 2014 K. rated it it was amazing
I won a free copy from the Goodreads First Reads Giveaway Program and think that it interesting. I would recommend it to everyone.
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