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ivangallego24
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Microscopy book

#1 Post by ivangallego24 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:40 pm

What opinion do those who have it have of this book?
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Re: Microscopy book

#2 Post by MicroBob » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:46 pm

Hi Ivan,
I have the original in german language and can recommend it. Many fields of microsope use are described with general information, methods and recipes. It is a very good starting point for the ambitioned amateur.

Bob

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Re: Microscopy book

#3 Post by billbillt » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:23 pm

Do people here have magic powers of being able to discern clarity
in a foreign language they don't even know?...

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Re: Microscopy book

#4 Post by MichaelG. » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:35 am

Given MicroBob's recommendation of the German version
and being blessed with the ability to copy text into DeepL
https://www.deepl.com/translate

I think the publisher's description inspires confidence that it should be 45 Euros well spent:
http://www.ediciones-omega.es/microbiol ... 570-1.html


The microscope opens perspectives on incredibly interesting small worlds that would otherwise be unknown. From houseplant viruses to the study of blood cells to the unicellular organisms of the garden puddle, this book invites students to make their own observations in many areas of the microcosm.

The basic methods it describes are: simple and special working techniques; durable staining procedures; production of permanent preparations and reference collections; special procedures such as darkfield, diffraction contrast, and polarization; culture of bacteria, algae, microfungi, and protozoa.


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Re: Microscopy book

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#6 Post by MichaelG. » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:55 pm

Thanks for that, Bob

I was curious as to why your link did not work,
but then realised that the closing / has escaped from the confines of the square brackets.
http://mikroskopie-bonn.de/literatur/index.html#a134

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Re: Microscopy book

#7 Post by billbillt » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:02 pm

there are plenty of books on microscopy, new and old written in English, and a lot can be downloaded for free..

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Re: Microscopy book

#8 Post by Sorolla » Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:43 am

Hola
Alguien podría suministrarme enlaces de descarga sobre libros de microscopía ?

Gracias Saludos

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Re: Microscopy book

#9 Post by DonSchaeffer » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:04 pm

billbillt wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:02 pm
there are plenty of books on microscopy, new and old written in English, and a lot can be downloaded for free..
Can you give me some references?

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Re: Microscopy book

#10 Post by Greg Howald » Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:44 am

Go to kindle and ask for books about microscopes. They have about 25 you can down load. The most expensive is over $300.00, but the subject is fluorescence microscopy. The cheapest is free.
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Re: Microscopy book

#11 Post by jimur » Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:06 pm

DonSchaeffer wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:04 pm
billbillt wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:02 pm
there are plenty of books on microscopy, new and old written in English, and a lot can be downloaded for free..
Can you give me some references?
Handbook of Basic Microtechnique (free pdf download) There are scores of others.
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Re: Microscopy book

#12 Post by DonSchaeffer » Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:32 pm

where do I get the handbook?

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Re: Microscopy book

#13 Post by BramHuntingNematodes » Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:44 pm

1942 Bausch and Lomb Series T Dynoptic, Custom Illumination

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Re: Microscopy book

#14 Post by jimur » Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:16 am

DonSchaeffer wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:32 pm
where do I get the handbook?
Google the title Don and screen the results for "free" and or "pdf". You'll need the Adobe reader app which is a free dnld also.
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Re: Microscopy book

#15 Post by GeekyWife » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:55 pm

The following can all be found on archive.org, free:

Botanical Microtechnique by John Sass
Elementary Microtechnique by Alan Peacock
Evenings at the Microscope by Phillip Henry Goss
The Microscope: A Practical Handbook by Lewis Wright
The Microscope and Its Revelations by William Benjamin Carpenter
Microscopic Fresh Water Life by F.J.W. Plaskitt
Handbook of Basic Microtechnique by Peter Gray
Methods in Plant Histology by Charles Chamberlain
Micrographia by Robert Hooke

There seem to be far more serious written works from 100-150 years ago, appropriate to the serious amateur, than there are today. When I look on the American Amazon site, I see mostly books aimed at kids. When I look for microscope societies or clubs in the USA, I see mostly organizations aimed at professionals.

Why is serious amateur microscopy not in the mainstream as it was 100-150 years ago?

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