The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

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Author: Leonardo da Vinci

944.
THE OPINION OF SOME PERSONS WHO SAY THAT THE WATER OF SOME SEAS IS HIGHER THAN THE HIGHEST SUMMITS OF MOUNTAINS; AND NEVERTHELESS THE WATER WAS FORCED UP TO THESE SUMMITS.

Water would not move from place to place if it were not that it seeks the lowest level and by a natural consequence it never can return to a height like that of the place where it first on issuing from the mountain came to light. And that portion of the sea which, in your vain imagining, you say was so high that it flowed over the summits of the high mountains, for so many centuries would be swallowed up and poured out again through the issue from these mountains. You can well imagine that all the time that Tigris and Euphrates

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Chicago: Leonardo da Vinci, "944. The Opinion of Some Persons Who Say That the Water of Some Seas Is Higher Than the Highest Summits of Mountains; and Nevertheless the Water Was Forced up to These Summits.," The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, trans. Richter, Jean Paul, 1847-1937 in The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1970), Original Sources, accessed February 23, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8U8XJUYV6UD4UEM.

MLA: Vinci, Leonardo da. "944. The Opinion of Some Persons Who Say That the Water of Some Seas Is Higher Than the Highest Summits of Mountains; and Nevertheless the Water Was Forced up to These Summits." The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, translted by Richter, Jean Paul, 1847-1937, in The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, New York, Dover Publications, Inc., 1970, Original Sources. 23 Feb. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8U8XJUYV6UD4UEM.

Harvard: Vinci, LD, '944. The Opinion of Some Persons Who Say That the Water of Some Seas Is Higher Than the Highest Summits of Mountains; and Nevertheless the Water Was Forced up to These Summits.' in The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, trans. . cited in 1970, The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Dover Publications, Inc., New York. Original Sources, retrieved 23 February 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8U8XJUYV6UD4UEM.