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The origins of geology in Italy

Author: Gian Battista Vai; W Glen E Caldwell; Geological Society of America.
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Geological Society of America, 2006.
Series: Special papers (Geological Society of America), n.411.; GSA special paper, n.411.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gian Battista Vai; W Glen E Caldwell; Geological Society of America.
ISBN: 0813724112 9780813724119
OCLC Number: 985897657
Description: xi, 223 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Italian gemology during the Renaissance: a step toward modern mineralogy / Annibale Mottana --
Agricola and the birth of the mineralogical sciences in Italy in the sixteenth century / Nicoletta Morello --
Geology and the artists of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, mainly Florentine / David Branagan --
Ulisse Aldrovandi and the origin of geology and science / Gian Battista Vai, William Cavazza --
Kircher and Steno on the "geocosm," with a reassessment of the role of Gassendi's works / Toshihiro Yamada --
Steno, the fossils, the rocks, and the calendar of the Earth / Nicoletta Morello --
Isostasy in Luigi Ferdinando Marsili's manuscripts / Gian Battista Vai --
Luigi Ferdinando Marsili (1658-1730): a pioneer in geomorphological and archaeological surveying / Carlotta Franceschelli, Stefano Marabini --
Mattia Damiani (1705-1776), poet and scientist in eighteenth century Tuscany / Giancarlo Scalera --
The "classification" of mountains in eighteenth century Italy and the lithostratigraphic theory of Giovanni Arduino (1714-1795) / Ezio Vaccari --
The geological work of Gregory Watt, his travels with William Maclure in Italy (1801-1802), and Watt's "proto-geological" map of Italy (1804) / Hugh S. Torrens --
Giovan Battista Brocchi's Rome: a pioneering study in urban geology / Renato Funiciello, Claudio Caputo --
Leopoldo Pilla (1805-1848): a young combatant who lived for geology and died for his country / Bruno D'Argenio.
Series Title: Special papers (Geological Society of America), n.411.; GSA special paper, n.411.
Responsibility: edited by Gian Battista Vai and W. Glen E. Caldwell.

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