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We are delighted to see this fine publication back in print. An easy to read practical guide providing readers with all the knowledge they require to prepare better and more informative slides. Many pictures and diagrams. Expensive but well worth it.
Finally, an amateur microscopy book up-to-date with our modern world to introduce children, teenagers, and adults to a fantastic hobby and pastime. Learn how to buy a microscope, how to use it, what to look at, how to photograph & video what you find. The author founded one of the most established Hobby Microscopy sites on the web. Here is a book which exceeds the vision of other microscopy books for newbies and young people. Clear practical guide to everything you need to get started at any age. And if you are a teenager or older person wanting to get started, a whole section (half the book) brings the hobby into the digital age. The cobwebs covering older microscopy books are swept away as this book barges through and connects the pastime and pursuit of amateur microscopy in the past to the digital age of today. Learn how to make professional looking microscopy videos or take huge image photographs using budget microscopes and limited resources. Make stunning 3D images of microscopic creatures and plants or macro 3D images of insects. Not only a practical guide to the hobby today but an inspirational guide to help new people taking up the hobby use new techniques, materials, and safe methods to make their own slides and share their discoveries with others across the worldwide web
With many chemicals once used to prepare and mount specimens on slides now banned or deemed toxic, the enthusiast microscopist requires accress to easy-to-source mixes and chemicals to mount their own slides. This work by Walter Dioni provides a perfect solution
The perfect guide for all young people using a microscope for the first time. This book is supported by free internet accessed tutorial videos. Highly recommended for the junior scientist.
Anyone buying a microscope for the first time needs this excellent book. The microscope is 'explained' in a superb easy to understand and visual way. Not only that but there are 9 supporting videos available free online to download. An exceptional book highly recommended
by J E Marson. 72 pages. A first rate guide for the novice and experienced microscopist alike. The book concentrates in chapter form on the preparation of specimens for microscopy
A magnificant book containing a large number of superb colour photomicrographs and line drawings of human tissues. 444 pages.
Bradbury & Bracegirdle. 123 pages. A fine publication covering all aspects of the theory and practical use of compound and stereomicroscopes. Recommended
The definitive book about how to interpret the images produced from ground sections of rock There are many illustrations and detailed explanations. Highly recommended for those with an interest in geology.
A naturalists guide to the microscopic life found in ponds and small lakes. Well illustrated with an index. Recommended for those with a natural interest in the microscopic life of fresh water
A superb book for the insect enthusiast, specialising in the nettle habitat - an ideal book for the stereomicroscopist. Recommeded for its illustrations
Written by 'Boat Man' Tony Pattinson this is the definitive book for those interested in freshwater ecology and microscopy. The book is based on the 'How To' with the practical knowledge and skills of the author laid out in a very easy to understand way with many very helpful photographs and examples. The companion volumes (Parts2, 3 & 4) continues the story.
Written by 'Boat Man' Tony Pattinson this is the companion of Part 1 which is the definitive book for those interested in freshwater ecology and microscopy. Parts 2, 3 & 4 continue in that vein and is based on the 'How To' with the practical knowledge and skills of the author laid out in a very easy to understand way with many very helpful photographs and examples.
Written by 'Boat Man' Tony Pattinson this is the companion of Parts 1,2 & 4 which are the definitive books for those interested in freshwater ecology and microscopy. Part 3 continues in that vein and is based on the 'How To' with the practical knowledge and skills of the author laid out in a very easy to understand way with many very helpful photographs and examples.
Written by 'Boat Man' Tony Pattinson this is the companion of Parts 1, 2 and 3 which are the definitive books for those interested in freshwater ecology and microscopy. Part 4 continues in that vein and is based on the 'How To' with the practical knowledge and skills of the author laid out in a very easy to understand way with many very helpful photographs and examples.
Written by 'Boat Man' Tony Pattinson this is the companion of Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 which are the definitive books for those interested in freshwater ecology and microscopy. Part 5 continues in that vein and is based on the 'How To' with the practical knowledge and skills of the author laid out in a very easy to understand way with many very helpful photographs and examples.
A comprehensive book detailing the life forms of the many species of ant including their microscopic classification. Very well illustrated.
A guide book to 59 experiments using any simple microscope. An excellent for the young scientist (of any age!).
An introduction to the theory and practice of producing high quality photomicrographs
Published by the Manchester Microscopical Society. This book offers practical guidance for those who would like to see some of the millions of creatures and organisms which are not visible to the naked eye and without which life on this planet would not exist
A specialist well written book dealing with the microscopic examination of textile fibres
The definitive book listing and illustrating the myriad of life forms that inhabit the surface film of fresh water habitats
A well written book dealing with sphagnum moss and the life forms that it contains
Deals with the techniques for the preparation of pollen for microscopical examination.
Written by Rex Sawyer, this is an excellent guide to the features of British pollen and comes complete with a CD rom which contains a superb identification key. Highly recommended.
A beautifully illustrated book and a must for the natural history beginner. There are excellent user friendly identification keys to the many forms of easily accessible life forms in these types of habitat.
Again a beautifully illustrated book, all the investigator needs to make novel discoveries about plants and animals on the shoreline
Solitary wasps fascinate naturalists because they are diverse, often colourful and lively creatures to watch. As well as covering the latest arrivals to Britain, the keys include the species apparently extinct in Britain - to help continental users of the book.
Thistles support a rich and varied fauna of insect herbivores. Most are restricted to a particular habitat and there are distinct groups of insects associated with different parts of the plant.
An amusing cartoon illustrated book full of microscopy facts aimed to get the junior scientist itching to get their hands on a microscope
An excellent book covering a wide range of microscopy techniques and systems designed to enhance specimen detail, for example phase contrast.
There has been the need for a long time for a book that combines the theory and practice of stereomicroscopy. As this well constructed and written book by Lewis Woolnough shows there is more to low power microscopy than many people think. Excellent pictures and the book is cleverly divided into colour coded sections. A Quekett Microscopical Club publication. Recommended
This is the book that we wish we had written. It is simply excellent. Imported from the US this book takes you through the process of making slide preparations with a high power microscope in an easy to understand format. Excellent illustrations and instructions. A must for all of those who want to make their own slide preparations. Highly recommended
Written to accompany degree courses in mineralogy, this is also a fine atlas for the amateur geologist. There are over 160 excellent photomicrographs together with descriptions and source information about 75 different minerals and rocks. An excellent book.
Combines the key aspects of theoretical and practical fluorescence microscopy and includes all the latest techniques and applications. The book describes the principles involved in fluorescence microscopy, the equipment required and the major applications
Microscopy is a very important part of beekeeping these days. The author, Bob Maurer, has aquired considerable knowledge in this area from a self taught beginning. This book is well written from this perspective and is an easy read. It succeeds where others have failed in making what is potentially a very technical subject understandable from the beginners viewpoint. Why microscopes are needed in beekeeping and how they are used is clearly and concisely described. An excellent book
This is a magnificent book with a very large number of full colour photographs that explain visually the structure of the honeybee. This must be the modern definitive work on the structure of the bee. Highly recommended.
It is not often that the definitive book on a subject is written. For those interested in the microscopy of pollen this is the definitive book. Superb drawings of pollen grains and superb presentation. How to prepare pollen and how to identify it is what the book does. Highly recommended
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