"This should be provided to all beginning graduate students entering microscopy labs. It describes the complicated hardware of the system, while also explaining the physics principles of microscopy on a simplistic level for basic biologists. The authors achieve a perfect balance of theory and methods." ("Doody's", 15 November 2013)"It should be particularly useful to researchers getting started in the field of microscopy as well as seasoned professionals. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners." ("Choice", 1 October 2013)"In summary, Fundamentals of Light Microscopy, Second Edition is a recommended starting point for the novice in microscopy and electronic imaging." ("Journal of Biomedical Optics", 1 February 2013)
About the Author
DOUGLAS B. MURPHY supervises core facilities in microscopy and histology at the new HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia. An Adjunct Professor of Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Murphy helped establish the School of Medicine Microscope Facility there, which he supervised until 2006.MICHAEL W. DAVIDSON is an assistant scholar/scientist affiliated with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the Department of Biological Science at Florida State University where he is involved in developing educational websites. His digital images and photomicrographs have graced the covers of over 2,000 publications.