A wise scientist once said :
"A microscopist's first accessory
should be a good book."
Why not supplement your microscope studies with a few?
Here are some recommendations, and links to buy them online from
||The World of the Microscope Our #1 choice for the
family or homeschool just getting into learning about Microscopy. It
has page after page of color illustrations and simple experiments that can
be done with things from around the house.
|Guide to Microlife A customer of wrote: "It is well laid
out and is a good balance between an introductory text and useful information.
The paperback is broken down into five sections; monerans, microfungi, protists,
microanimals and various projects. Each entry has a color photo, and numerous
illustrations accompany each chapter's introduction. At the end, a list of
basic microscopy techniques and projects are discussed. It's really a nice
and colorful introduction to the subject of viewing life under a microscope.
The book is approximately 5 x 8", printed on slick paper, 288 pages."
||The Microscope Book This nice book from Sterling
Publishers is filled with experiments that will provide a great start for
the young scientist. Thought provoking labs with thorough explanations
provide a good learning tool. Paperback, full color drawings.
||Adventures With a Microscope Nearly 60 experiments
fill the pages of this paperback book. They are more detailed
and in depth than the books listed above. Perhaps should be reserved
for the more serious student. Black and white diagrams, a lot of book
for the money.
||How to Know the Protozoa Click and read the five star
review given this fine book. If your quest is protozoa, this could
be an excellent investment for you.
|Exploring with the Microscope
(Unfortunately, this book has been out of print,
but if you click, Amazon might have a copy available.)
This excellent book by Werner Nachtigall is an tremendous textbook of microscopy
for the older student or adult. It contains thorough coverage of the
microscope and its use, as well as step by step instructions on the preparation
of specimens. It has a great treatment of the technical aspects of
the microscope, mixed with plenty of practical applications with materials
that cost nothing or next to nothing. A wonderful book, an excellent
investment, and our top pick for the adult.
||Complete Book of the Microscope Another colorful
book from Usborne, this one gives us full color photos taken through the
lens. Included are some experiments, but not as many as other books
we have here.
|Some books recommended by an animal breeder:
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