Common Objects of the Microscope {Free eBook}

Common Objects of the Microscope by the Rev. J. G. Wood is a handy tool for those investigating microscopic marvels. While some may find it difficult to use the book as a text, the 477 color illustrations will prove useful to anyone studying microscopic life.

The book begins with a discussion of elementary optic principles as they apply to a microscope before moving to helpful tips for using the device. We then turn to using a microscope to discover the intricacies of:

Common Objects of the Microscope {Free eBook}
  • Fruits.
  • Vegetables.
  • Pollen.
  • Seeds.
  • Roots.
  • Algae.
  • Molds.
  • Moss.
  • Insects.
  • Hair.
  • Feathers.
  • Aquatic creatures.
  • Many other marvels.

Although scientific names are used, the descriptions use common language to convey what the eye views through the eyepiece of a microscope. The drawings provide inspiration for creating our own commonplace books full of small wonders.

The book ends with encouragement on preparing slides.

Those who love to keep nature journals as well as those budding scientific observationists will enjoy this close-up look at the world around them.

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Common Objects of the Microscope by the Rev. J. G. Wood
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