Renaissance Man

It's no easy task to do justice to Leonardo Da Vinci, but "Leonardo the Inventor," a CD-ROM from InterActive Electronic Publishing, is an outstanding new entry in the rapidly growing field of multimedia biographies. The screen that introduces the inventions features a cleverly animated Mona Lisa. There are animations of each invention and videos of modem versions of his visionary creations (the helicopter and tank, among others). A multimedia kind of guy himself, Leonardo would have loved it.