Foreword and Acknowledgements

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Silvia Peppoloni
Giuseppe Di Capua


This is the first volume of an international scientific journal that is dedicated to issues of geoethics and geological culture. Its goal is to inform the Italian and international scientific communities about what emerged at the GeoItalia 2011 conference, attended by not only Italian geoscientists. At this conference, the geoscientists questioned their role in society and the responsibilities that they have to assume as scholars of the planet Earth and experts of the territory. They highlighted the need for rediscovery of the cultural values of geology as a science that can contribute to the construction of correct social knowledge, and the need to be aware that geoethics cannot exist without a real awareness among geoscientists of the cultural value of the Earth sciences. [...]

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Peppoloni, S. and Di Capua, G. (2012) “Foreword and Acknowledgements”, Annals of Geophysics, 55(3). doi: 10.4401/ag-6100.

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