n.22 / July 20, 2016
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Fishing in the mud
Fifty years after the Florence flood this exhibition documents the event, focusing a spotlight on the dramatic effects suffered by the then Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza and highlighting the salvage work and subsequent restoration of its antique scientific instruments, the success of which can be ascribed above all to the passionate efforts of its director, Maria Luisa Righini Bonelli.

Never Before Seen: Instruments from Warehouse

Model of hydraulic suction pump with slider handle system
The instrument lacks several parts. The frame is made of wood decorated with leaf patterns...

Book Reviews on the History of Science
Looking Back (In the Year 1616)

Johann Richter (Praetorius) (1537-1616)
Studied in Wittemberg, where he became professor of mathematics at the University in 1571. In 1576, moved to the University of Altdorf (Nuremberg)...

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