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The Microscope and How to Use It [Paperback]

Dr. Georg Stehli
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28 Mar 2003
In nontechnical language and with 199 photographs and drawings, the author clearly explains how a microscope works and what kind to use; preparation and examination of specimens, and much more.

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; New edition edition (28 Mar 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486225755
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486225753
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 220,967 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Elderly beginner 16 Feb 2013
By phoenix
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Just what I wanted. Easy to read ;highly informative ; leads one by the hand through the microscopial jungle! Worth every penny .
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Way out of date, but of value 18 Aug 2008
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I concur with observations made by'A Customer' in the only other review available[It's out of date, and does not cover modern equipments].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 !
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27 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Old fashioned (1955) and for beginners only 2 Dec 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Chapters:The microscope and essential tools; How to use the microscope; Examining simple preparations; Insect preparations; Exploring a drop of water; The structure of plants; The microscopic structure of animals; Bacteria; Microphotography with an appendix on microtome technique. Written in 1955; still using mirror reflection and monocular microscopes; no mention of numerical aperture, achromatic or apochromatic lens technology etc. Historically mildly interesting but of no value to a professional practicing microscopist....how to set up your microscope for Kohler illumination is not covered!
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A useful and fairly comprehensive guide to "the microscope" but very out of date, even recommends carcinogenic solvents, o.k. in the 1960s but not now!
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