Collection ASM0408 - Cesare Emiliani papers

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Cesare Emiliani papers


  • 1957-1993 (Creation)


4 Boxes

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Cesare Emiliani (8 December 1922 - 20 July 1995) was an Italian-American scientist, considered one of the greatest geologists and micropaleontologists of the 20th century and the founder of paleoceanography.

Cesare Emiliani was honored by having the genus Emiliania erected as home for the taxon huxleyi, which had previousiy been assigned to Coccolithus. He was further honored by receiving the Vega Medal of the Swedish Royal Geographic Society in 1983, and the Alexander Agassiz Medal of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 1989 for his isotopic studies on Pleistocene and Holocene planktic foraminifera.

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The Cesare Emiliani Papers contains Dr. Emiliani's documents from his time spent at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, from 1957 until his retirement in 1993. The documents consists of correspondence, memorandums, reports, proposals, typescripts, periodicals, photocopies, minutes, newspapers, and a scrapbook of photographs.

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This collection is open for research.

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Items from this collection are kept on-campus and may be requested from the first floor Kislak Center in the Otto G. Richter Library at University of Miami.

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Cesare Emiliani papers finding aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

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  • English

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The University of Miami Libraries holds the following titles by Cesare Emiliani:

Emiliani, Cesare. Dei Sepolcri = On Sepulchres. Miami, Fla.: Interpress, 1976.

UM Archives PQ4689 .D4 1976

  • --. Dictionary Of The Physical Sciences: Terms, Formulas, Data. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

UM Archives Q123 .E46 1987

  • --. The Haua Fteah (Cyrenaica) And The Stone Age Of The South-East Mediterranean. London: Cambridge U. P., 1967.

Marine Lib. Stacks GN784.7.H8 M3

  • --. Planet Earth: Cosmology, Geology, And The Evolution Of Life And Environment. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

UM Archives QB631 .E55 1992

  • --. The Scientific Companion: Exploring The Physical World With Facts, Figures, And Formulas. New York: Wiley, 1988.

UM Archives QB981 .E58 1988

  • --. The Scientific Companion: Exploring The Physical World With Facts, Figures, And Formulas. New York: Wiley, 1995.

UM Archives QB981 .E58 1995

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