The National Edition of the works and correspondence of Giovanni Battista Amici is promoted by Estense Library of Modena and Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa; and established by Ministerial Decree on 7 February 2003. This first volume contains all of Amici’s published scientific papers. The volume is divided into two clearly separate parts. The first one consists of a well-informed introductory section (p. 1-127), followed by Amici’s writings and the author’s notes. The curator’s notes (pp. 574-1085)make up the second part of the volume. Where possible, I have compared more than one original edition of the same paper, or the printed edition with the manuscript. The interested reader can find an English translation of the Biographical note and the Biography of Giovanni Battista Amici published in this volume on the website Giovanni Battista Amici. Optical instrument maker, astronomer, naturalist which accompanies the National Edition, at the following address: http://gbamici.sns.it/eng/home.html Giovanni Battista Amici (Modena, 1786 – Florence, 1863) was the foremost Italian optical scientific instrument maker of the nineteenth century and one of the leading figures of his period at an international level. He made particularly important contributions in the field of microscopic optics, including improvements to the modern compound catadioptric and achromatic microscope. His name is also associated with the construction of reflecting and refracting telescopes, terrestrial telescopes, micrometers, reflecting sectors and circles, repeating circles, a transit instrument, levels, sundials, prisms and camera lucida. He applied the hemispherical front lens to the microscope object-glass (1838), and introduced the technique of immersion in water (1847) and in various types of oil (1855). Between 1857 and 1860 he invented the direct vision prism which continues to be used in spectroscopy and still bears his name. Amici performed astronomical and naturalistic observations to verify the quality of his instruments, in some cases resulting in groundbreaking discoveries. In 1846 he described the entire fertilisation process for Phanerogamous plants (Angiosperms) observed in several types of Orchids.

Edizione Nazionale delle Opere e della Corrispondenza di Giovanni Battista Amici, vol. I, Opere edite, in due tomi: Tomo I, Memorie, comunicazioni, lettere scientifiche; Tomo II, Note

MESCHIARI, Alberto
2006

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The National Edition of the works and correspondence of Giovanni Battista Amici is promoted by Estense Library of Modena and Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa; and established by Ministerial Decree on 7 February 2003. This first volume contains all of Amici’s published scientific papers. The volume is divided into two clearly separate parts. The first one consists of a well-informed introductory section (p. 1-127), followed by Amici’s writings and the author’s notes. The curator’s notes (pp. 574-1085)make up the second part of the volume. Where possible, I have compared more than one original edition of the same paper, or the printed edition with the manuscript. The interested reader can find an English translation of the Biographical note and the Biography of Giovanni Battista Amici published in this volume on the website Giovanni Battista Amici. Optical instrument maker, astronomer, naturalist which accompanies the National Edition, at the following address: http://gbamici.sns.it/eng/home.html Giovanni Battista Amici (Modena, 1786 – Florence, 1863) was the foremost Italian optical scientific instrument maker of the nineteenth century and one of the leading figures of his period at an international level. He made particularly important contributions in the field of microscopic optics, including improvements to the modern compound catadioptric and achromatic microscope. His name is also associated with the construction of reflecting and refracting telescopes, terrestrial telescopes, micrometers, reflecting sectors and circles, repeating circles, a transit instrument, levels, sundials, prisms and camera lucida. He applied the hemispherical front lens to the microscope object-glass (1838), and introduced the technique of immersion in water (1847) and in various types of oil (1855). Between 1857 and 1860 he invented the direct vision prism which continues to be used in spectroscopy and still bears his name. Amici performed astronomical and naturalistic observations to verify the quality of his instruments, in some cases resulting in groundbreaking discoveries. In 1846 he described the entire fertilisation process for Phanerogamous plants (Angiosperms) observed in several types of Orchids.
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