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Short history of Biology from the origins to the 20th Century

  • Alberto Mario Simonetta,

The book tells the story of the development of both knowledge and theories about the living organisms since Antiquity until the beginning of the 20th century. It also endeavours to link the advances in sciences and the events in the life of scientists with the historical and social framework within which they lived. When possible some hints have been provided about the personalities of the scientists themselves.
It is especially meant both for biologists and naturalists, but an attempt has been made to make it interesting reading also for any layman with an interest in history and sciences.

  • Keywords:
  • Biologia,
  • Storia,
  • Scienze naturali,
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Alberto Mario Simonetta

University of Florence, Italy

Alberto Mario Simonetta was born in Pisa (Italy) the 26th of March 1930. He matriculated when sixteen and graduated both in Medicine and in Natural Sciences. After a short spell as a "voluntary assistant" in the department of Surgery of Florence, moved to the Department of Zoology of the same University. In 1970 he was appointed as a Full Professor of Comparative Anatomy at the University of Camerino, where he also taught at different times Zoology and History of Sciences. From 1994 to his retirement in 1972 he was Full Professor of Zoology at the University of Florence, where he was also charged with courses in Evolution and in Wildlife management and conservation. His main research activities were concerned with evolutionary morphology and systematics of both living Vertebrates and fossil Arthropods. He has also done extensive fi eld work in Africa (Somalia, Mozambique, South Africa, Congo, Afghanistan, India). He has also been active in conservation, acting for years as a member of the Committee for Nature conservation of the Italian National Research Council, as a member of the trustees of different National Parks and as an technical adviser for F.A.O. and for the Italian Cooperation programs in Somalia.
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Book Title

Short history of Biology from the origins to the 20th Century

Authors

Alberto Mario Simonetta

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Publication Year

2003

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© 2003 Author(s)

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CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/888453108X

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888453108X

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978-88-5518-776-3

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Manuali – Scienze

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2704-6443

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2704-5927

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