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La decima musa

Poesia e scienza
  • Vincenzo Schettino,

Is it possible to tell science using the tools of poetry? This book explores this issue by examining the often contradictory way of thinking of scientists and poets and by presenting an anthology of “scientific poetry”. The variety and number of examples proposed are surprising: they range from the simple description of fragments of science, to didactic poems, to the wonder and celebration of great discoveries and protagonists, to science as a metaphor for human life, to social and environmental implications of its use, to poetry as a vehicle for a more friendly approach to the natural world, to the humour of technical facts. The breadth of these themes seems to agree with the Italian poet Eugenio Montale when, talking about poetry, he said: «All you need is a sheet of paper and a pencil, and you're done».

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Vincenzo Schettino

University of Florence, Italy

Vincenzo Schettino is Professor Emeritus of Physical chemistry. His interests have focused on the physical chemistry of solids, on energy transfers, computational chemistry and chemical reactions at very high pressures. In 2006 he received the Award for scientific research of the President of the Italian Republic. He is a member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and other academies and scientific institutions.
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Book Title

La decima musa

Book Subtitle

Poesia e scienza

Authors

Vincenzo Schettino

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

386

Publication Year

2016

Copyright Information

© 2016 Author(s)

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CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6453-302-5

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978-88-6453-301-8

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978-88-6453-302-5

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978-88-9273-244-5

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Libere carte

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2612-7962

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2612-7970

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