Plant Biology for Cultural Heritage: Biodeterioration and Conservation

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Getty Publications, 2008 - 408 pages
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This publication brings together wide-ranging scientific contributions from the field of plant biology relating to the conservation of cultural heritage and offers fundamental knowledge as well as specific suggestions for practical applications.
Plant Biology for Cultural Heritage presents the work of dozens of scientists who have studied problems presented by the biological degradation of cultural heritage, tackling both general topics (mechanisms of biodeterioration; correlation between biodeterioration and environment; and destructive organisms) and specific ones (problems presented by different materials; various environmental and climatic conditions; and diverse geographic settings). The book also discusses solutions for the prevention and control of deterioration, including appropriate diagnostic techniques.
 

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Contents

FOREWORDS
8
Biodeterioration of Cultural Heritage
15
CHAPTER 8
23
CHAPTER 2
33
CHAPTER 3
59
Characteristics
67
Characteristics
75
Characteristics
84
CHAPTER 5
171
Hypogean Environments
183
and Rural Environments
194
by Ada Roccardi Sandra Ricci
206
by Claudia Sorlini Giancarlo Ranalli
214
Subterranean Environments
282
Health Aspects Related to Microflora
302
Control of Biodeterioration
309

Characteristics
93
1b General Processes
99
by Giovanna Pasquariello Paola Valenti
108
of Plant Origin
114
Stone Materials
146
Photographic Materials
163
Leather and Parchment
324
Electronic Microscope
353
PLATES
354
Performance Characteristics
360
CONTRIBUTORS
395
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Giulia Caneva is Professor of Botany at the Universita Roma Tre.
Maria Pia Nugari is Director-Biologist at the Istituto Centrale per il Restauro in Rome and Adjunct Professor at the Universita della Tuscia (VT).
Ornella Salvadori is Director of the scientific laboratory of the Soprintendenza Speciale per il Polo Museale Veneziano

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