Soci e partner

Provincia di Ravenna

Comune di Ravenna

Fondazione del Monte

Cassa di Risparmio di Ravenna

Regione Emilia-Romagna

Ministero della Cultura

Memoria e Ricerca

Scienziati alpinisti. L’osservazione delle Alpi nel dibattito scientifico del secondo Ottocento

di Alessandro Pastore
in Memoria e Ricerca n.s. 19 (2005), p. 47

Little research has been undertaken regarding the connection between the history of mountaineering and the growing experience of science in the alpine territories during the second half of the 19th century. Focusing upon reports and papers written by foreign and Italian scientists working on the geological structure of the Alps and on the physiological experiences realized at a high altitude, this study offers the first part of a wider and more detailed study of the characteristics of the observation and the experiment performed by physicians and other natural scientists who were at the same time the pioneers of modern alpinism.