I concur with observations made by'A Customer' in the only other review available[It's out of date, and does not cover modern equipments]. Despite these shortcomings, the only serious omission is, for a book written at this level, is there being no mention of Kholer illumination, though setting up the microscope is discussed. Correctly setting up the instrument effects the potential the user has for enjoying, long term, the fascinating 'micro' world.
Given the modest price of many of the copies available, I rate this a very useful book for beginners who wish to delve into the fascinating world of microscopy. There is a wealth of basic instruction, that will serve them well. It provides real and practical information. Not intended to 'tell all', if it were it would of necessity be a huge tome.
Simply and clearly written, lacking a little in 'style' I rate it ideal however for the microscopist, wishing to become serious about the subject. Like all things it will not suit all, but represents a good starting point for the more serious budding microscopist.
I have been too stingy with my star rating, it should have 3 or even 3.5 !