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Science and Inustry in Italy

    Naturevolume 120pages122123 (1927) | Download Citation



    THE opening on May 28, by the king of Italy, of the Volta Centenary Exhibition at Com is a reminder to the the world of the progress of science and industrt in Italy. The land of great poets and painters, of famous churches and universities, Italy was one of the first countries to witness the rebirth of scientific studies, and from the days of Leonardo da Vinci the lamp of science has been kept burning. Just as the labours of Galileo and Torricclli, of Bosco-vitch, Vesalius, and Malpighi, of Avogadro, Cannizzaro, Sccchi, and Schiaparelli have added lustre to her schools, so has the work of a long line of eminent hydraulic engineers engaged in harnessing the rivers of the Alps and Apennines made Italy famous as a nation of constructors.

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