Decoding the Stars: A Biography of Angelo Secchi, Jesuit and Scientist

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BRILL, Jun 17, 2019 - Science - 388 pages
In Decoding the Stars, Ileana Chinnici offers an account of the life of the Jesuit scientist Angelo Secchi (1818-1878) and his important contributions to the development of many sciences, paying special attention to his studies in early astrophysics.
 

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Contents

Introduction A Century in Ferment
1
From Childhood to the Priesthood
11
A Tragic Opportunity
26
An Observatory for Physical Astronomy
43
Science in the Service of the Public
79
Travels Achievements and Recognition
111
6 Contributions to Astrophysics and other Sciences
160
New Risks and Missed Opportunities
208
Building a Network for Spectroscopic Research
228
Secchi and the Scientific Debates of His Time
259
Uncertainty and Illness
306
Secchis Scientific Legacy
332
Bibliography
337
Index
355
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