The Microscope Past and Present

The Microscope Past and Present

Pergamon International Popular Science Series

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Author: S. Bradbury
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483138978

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The Microscope: Past and Present discusses the best methods of using microscope. This book presents a concise account of the development of this valuable tool, which is used at some time or another by almost every scientist. Comprised of seven chapters, this book begins with an overview of the factors that stimulated the rapid progress in microscopy. This text then describes the immense importance of the work of Robert Hooke in the development of optical devices for assisting the human eye. Other chapters consider the different types of compound microscopes and describe the single-lens or simple microscopes. This book discusses as well the development of the mechanical aspect of the microscope that resulted in a vast increase in the professional use of the microscope. The final chapter deals with the development of electron microscopes. This book is a valuable resource for medical students, scientists, and specialist workers in all fields of industry.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    Chapter 1. The First Microscopes

    Chapter 2. The Compound Microscope in England: 1650-1750

    Chapter 3. Simple or Single-lens Microscopes

    Chapter 4. The Eighteenth Century-Mechanical Progress and the Achromatic Microscope

    Chapter 5. The Microscope in Victorian Times

    Chapter 6. The Optical Microscope in Modern Times

    Chapter 7. Greater Resolving Power - The Electron Microscope

    Further Reading

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 282
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483138978

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S. Bradbury

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