Publications that cover slide preparation and the optical microscope
We are delighted to see this fine publication back in print. An easy to read practical guide providing readers with all the knowledge they require to prepare better and more informative slides. Many pictures and diagrams.
Five individual and separate volumes written by ‘Boat Man’ Tony Pattison. These books must be the definitive collection for all of those interested in freshwater microscopy. A wealth of information all based on the ‘how to’. All with many excellent photographs.
Part1, Part2, Part3, Part4, & Part5
Price £20.00 per ‘Part’ for 1, 2 & 3
Price £22.00 per ‘Part’ for 4 & 5
By J E Marson. 72 pages. A first rate guide for the novice and experienced microscopist alike. The book concentrates in chapter form on the preparation of specimens for microscopy.
A guide book to 59 experiments using any simple microscope. An excellent book for the young scientist.
An introduction to the theory and practice of producing high quality photomicrographs.
Insects on Nettles
A superb book for the insect enthusiast, specialising in the nettle habitat - an ideal book for the stereomicroscopist. Recommended for its illustrations.
First Steps into a
Published by the Manchester Microscopical Society. This book offers practical guidance for those who would like to see some of the millions of creatures and organisms which are not visible to the naked eye and without which life on this planet would not exist.
Microscopy of Textile Fibres Greaves & Saville
Microscopic Life in Sphagnum Hingley
Animals of the Surface Film Guthrie
A specialist well written book dealing with the microscopic examination of textile fibres.
A well written book dealing with sphagnum moss and the life forms that it contains.
The definitive book listing and illustrating the myriad of life forms that inhabit the surface film of fresh water habitats.
Animals under Logs & Stones Wheater & Read
A beautifully illustrated book and a must for the natural history beginner. There are excellent user friendly identification keys to the many forms of easily accessible life forms in these types of habitat.
The insect loved by all. This is the definitive work about this fascinating insect. Card backed 142 pages with excellent illustration.
Solitary wasps fascinate naturalists because they are diverse, often colourful and lively creatures to watch. As well as covering the latest arrivals to Britain, the keys include the species apparently extinct in Britain - to help continental users of the book.
Insects on Thistles
Contrast Techniques in Light Microscopy
Contains all the reagents and stains needed to fix and stain blood smears. Full instructions and example slides included.
An amusing cartoon illustrated book full of microscopy facts aimed to get the junior scientist itching to get their hands on a microscope
An excellent book covering a wide range of microscopy techniques and systems designed to enhance specimen detail, for example phase contrast.
Understanding and Using
There has been the need for a long time for a book that combines the theory and practice of stereomicroscopy. As this well constructed and written book by Lewis Woolnough shows there is more to low power microscopy than many people think. Excellent pictures.
The Ultimate Guide to your Microscope
This is the book that we wish we had written. It is simply excellent. Imported from the US this book takes you through the process of making slide preparations with a high power microscope in an easy to understand format. Excellent illustrations and instructions. Highly recommended.
Skinner & Allen
A comprehensive book detailing the life forms of the many species of ant including their microscopic classification. Very well illustrated.
Fluorescence Microscopy Herman
Combines the key aspects of theoretical and practical fluorescence microscopy and includes all the latest techniques and applications. The book describes the principles involved in fluorescence microscopy, the equipment required and the major applications.
This book is well written from this perspective and is an easy read. It succeeds where others have failed in making what is potentially a very technical subject understandable from the beginners viewpoint. Clearly and concisely described.
This is a magnificent book with a very large number of full colour photographs that explain visually the structure of the honeybee. This must be the modern definitive work on the structure of the bee.
Introduction to Light Microscopy - Bradbury
Bradbury & Bracegirdle. 123 pages. A fine publication covering all aspects of the theory and practical use of compound and stereomicroscopes
Microscopy as a Hobby -
Finally, an amateur microscopy book up-to-date with our modern world to introduce children, teenagers, and adults to a fantastic hobby and pastime. The author founded one of the most established Hobby Microscopy sites on the web. Paper backed 142 pages. Unreservedly recommended Price £10.50
Safe Microscopic Techniques for Amateurs
This is an excellent book for anyone wanting to try and make their own specimen slides to look at with a microscope. It shows you no longer need toxic and banned chemicals to preserve animal and plant forms and mount them. Excellent. Paper backed
The perfect guide for all young people using a microscope for the first time! This book is supported by tutorial videos with free internet access. Highly recommended for the junior scientist
Understanding and using the Light Microscope
Anyone buying a microscope for the first time needs this excellent book. The microscope is ‘explained’ in a superb easy to understand and visual way. Not only that but there are 9 supporting videos available free online to download. An exceptional book highly recommended. Price £8.00
by Norman Chapman
It is not often that the definitive book on a subject is written. For those interested in the microscopy of pollen this is the definitive book. Superb drawings of pollen grains and superb presentation. How to prepare pollen and how to identify it is what the book does. Highly recommended. Price £27.00
Pollen its collection
Ponds and Small Lakes
Deals with the techniques for the preparation of pollen for microscopical examination.
A naturalists guide to the microscopic life found in ponds and small lakes. Well illustrated with an index. Recommended for those with a natural interest in the microscopic life of fresh water.
Written by Rex Sawyer, this is an excellent guide to the features of British pollen and comes complete with a CD-ROM which contains a superb identification key. Highly recommended.
Rocks and Minerals
The definitive book about how to interpret the images produced from ground sections of rock There are many illustrations and detailed explanations. Highly recommended for those with an interest in geology.