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Il Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Università degli Studi di Firenze. Le collezioni mineralogiche e litologiche | The Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence.The Mineralogical and Lithological Collections

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  • Giovanni Pratesi,

The Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence, founded in 1775 by Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo d'Asburgo Lorena, is one of the oldest and most prestigious scientific museums in the world.
The fourth volume on the Collections of the Mineralogy and Lithology Section, published like the previous volumes by the Firenze University Press, fits perfectly in the series dedicated to the collections of the University's Museum System.
The first part of the book describes in great detail the paths that led to the formation of the collections, starting with those dating to the Medici period and arriving at the specimens collected during recent expeditions. The second part illustrates and documents the extraordinary specimens of minerals, hardstone carvings and meteorites which represent the material patrimony of this section. Particular attention is given to the holotypes, the Elban Collection and the minerals of pegmatites, as well as the methods and solutions adopted to realize the project of the new museum exhibition set-up. The third and last part describes the studies carried out on the materials: from the minerals of the systematic collections to the rock specimens that recount not only the geodiversity of a region but also the history of a city.

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Giovanni Pratesi

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-6329-901X

Giovanni Pratesi, President of the Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence from 2004 to 2012, was the brain behind the Museo di Scienze Planetarie in the municipality of Prato, taking general charge of the realization project. In 2005, upon appointment by the CRUI Conference of Italian University Rectors, he coordinated the national workgroup to define natural heritage cataloguing standards. He lectures in museology of science and natural history and is author of over 80 scientific publications.
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Book Title

Il Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Università degli Studi di Firenze. Le collezioni mineralogiche e litologiche | The Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence.The Mineralogical and Lithological Collections

Editors

Giovanni Pratesi

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

336

Publication Year

2012

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© 2012 Author(s)

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CC BY-ND 3.0 IT

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6655-319-9

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978-88-6655-318-2

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978-88-6655-319-9

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978-88-9273-614-6

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Cataloghi e collezioni

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2704-5854

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2704-6044

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