A fantastic guide to getting started with biology at home and building your own lab. It gives instruction on substitutions for expensive dyes and filters too, which saves a lot of work researching and testing things out for yourself! I shall be getting their illustrated guide to home chemistry experiments too I think!
An excellent treatise of biology experiments and the use of any microscope for the newcomer and intermediate user. The book must be one of the best available covering laboratory procedures and microscope use. Highly recommended
Packed full with information and how to get the best from your microscope including review questions and also Lab's giving what materials you need also information on all types of microscopes and their usage well worth the money
This goes into much more detail than most books aimed at home users. As a guide to using a microscope, it's brilliant; I feel like I've had a thorough course! As a UK user I'd say it's a bit less helpful than Thompson's accompanying Chemistry book, because where the Chemistry book is full of tips on how to get or improvise the equipment you need, this one tends to assume you've bought the equipment kit sold by the authors. If you're not in the USA, that's not very practical - but actually generally it's easier to buy scientific equipment and chemicals here. As with the chemistry book, it's not for the faint-hearted, not a light read, and you will probably feel more intelligent just by having it on your shelf!
I am finding this book very useful, thou I have rated it high , I am at present doing some other work so unable to fully appreciate it and with respect to the book on forensic science, I have not had time to stuy it or work from it at present, but if its like the other book, then there should be no problems