عنوان مقاله [English]
The Dār-ol-Fonoun (Polytechnic) School of Tehran founded by Amirkabir in the Qajar Period along the European scientific progress, with the aim of teaching engineering, technical, military and medical sciences and promoting the level of the Iranian youth. A major step in advancing the goals of the engineering education in Iran was taken by recruitment of the European teachers in the various engineering fields. The engineering education at Dār-ol-Fonoun School needed to compile the academic books and scientific resources which was conducted by teachers and graduates of the School. The “Ma’dan-Shenasi” (Mineralogy) is one of the college books that was supposedly written by Dr. Johan Louis Schlimmer (1818-1880). He was one of the masters of the Dār-ol-Fonoun School. Three copies of this book are available in the Melli, Malek and Ayatollah Marashi libraries of Iran. In this research, this scientific work has been introduced and the various dimensions of this book have been examined. The research method has been a library study and all of the scientific sources and historical documents have been used. This book is based on De Re Metallica and De la Pirotechnia books which are considered to be the most significant in scientific and technical mining in Europe, written in the 16th century. In other hand, reviewing the old academic books shows the evolution and development of engineering education. Also, it can be useful for the purposes of university education and complete the historiography of the mining science education in Iran.