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Il Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Università degli Studi di Firenze. Le collezioni geologiche e paleontologiche / The Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence.The Geological and Paleontological Collections

  • Edited by:
  • Simonetta Monechi,
  • Lorenzo Rook,

The Natural History Museum of the University of Florence, founded in 1775 by Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo, is one of the oldest scientific museum in the world. With this third volume on the collections of the Geology and Paleontology Section, Firenze University Press continues its series dedicated to the six Sections of the Museum. The first part of the volume shows a detailed and fascinating descriptions of the history of this museum section's collections, the contribution of scholars who from the 17th century endeavoured to expand and study the Florentine geological-paleontological collections, and the importance of the collections to the development of modern geological-paleontological thinking. The second part describes and documents the collections, that are presented in geo-chronological order, divided into the Invertebrate, Vertebrate, Paleobotanical and Geological collections. In the last part are presented the most important activities and research projects, based on this important cultural heritage, carried out by the paleontologists of the University of Florence.

  • Keywords:
  • Storia Naturale,
  • Botanica,
  • Biologia,
  • Museo di storia naturale,
  • Firenze,
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Simonetta Monechi

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-7723-1083

Lorenzo Rook

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-8923-5428

Simonetta Monechi is Full Professor of Paleontology at the University of Florence. Her studies focuses on the analysis of fossil calcareous phytoplankton for paleoecological, paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic reconstructions of the Mesozoic and Paleogene. She is involved in studies of the interactions between geological events and biological crises, earth's climatic changes of the past and modern time. She has participated in various oceanographic expeditions as part of the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP). She is involved in several international committees and commissions (International Commission on Stratigraphy-ICS).



Lorenzo Rook is Full Professor of Paleontology and member of the Scientific Board of the Natural History Museum of the University of Florence. His research activity deals with the study of fossil mammals and the evolutionary history of carnivores and primates. He conducts field studies in various countries in Europe, South America and Africa, with projects financed by prestigious corporations such as the National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration, the Leakey Foundation, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation. In 1998, he received the «Giorgio Dal Piaz» prize and, in 2006, the international «Fabio Frassetto» Prize for Physical Anthropology from the Accademia dei Lincei.
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Book Title

Il Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Università degli Studi di Firenze. Le collezioni geologiche e paleontologiche / The Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence.The Geological and Paleontological Collections

Editors

Simonetta Monechi, Lorenzo Rook

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376

Publication Year

2010

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© 2010 Author(s)

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CC BY-ND 3.0 IT

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6453-192-2

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978-88-6453-189-2

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2704-5854

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2704-6044

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